MLB Game Recap - LA Dodgers at San Diego
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

BOS
2
MIA
0
F
PIT
1
CIN
4
F
WSH
1
TB
6
F
NYM
1
PHI
4
F
TOR
6
NYY
20
F
KC
0
DET
6
F
ATL
5
BAL
1
F
STL
3
MIL
18
F
TEX
1
HOU
4
F
MIN
2
CHW
6
F
CLE
5
CHC
6
F
OAK
1
COL
3
F
LAD
3
SD
1
F
ARI
9
LAA
8
F
SF
SEA
PPD

September 15, 2020 9:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LA Dodgers (34-15)

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

3

9

0

San Diego (32-18)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

0

W: Gonsolin (1-1)

L: Davies (7-3)

S: Jansen (11)

LAD - HR: Rios (4)

SD - HR: none

Gonsolin cools off Padres, Rios homers in Dodgers' 3-1 win
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:05 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) After Tony Gonsolin quieted San Diego's bats for seven innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers still weren't in the clear until Kenley Jansen got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.

Jansen struck out Wil Myers and rookie Jake Cronenworth - both of whom hit grand slams this year - to save the 3-1 win for Gonsolin on Tuesday night. The Dodgers snapped the Padres' eight-game winning streak and regained a 2 1/2-game lead in the NL West.

Jansen earned his 11th save in 13 chances.

"I was very proud of him," manager Dave Roberts said. "I actually thought he threw the ball well. Big punchout to Myers and Cronenworth, so I really feel good about his outing."

The seven-time NL West champion Dodgers, being pushed by a Padres team that hasn't been to the playoffs since winning the division in 2006, bounced back from a 7-2 loss in the opener of the series between the NL's two best teams.

The Padres, cruising toward a berth in the expanded playoffs, lost for just the third time in 15 games.

Justin Turner had three singles in his return from the injured list, including an RBI hit in the first off Zach Davies (7-3), who had his career-high streak of five straight victories snapped.

Reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger also had an RBI single, in the third, and Rios made it 3-1 when he homered deep into the seats in right leading off the fifth, his fourth.

Gonsolin (1-1) held the Padres to one run and four hits, struck out two and walked none in his longest outing so far.

The 26-year-old rookie kept the Padres off balance except for the third, when they manufactured one run. Jurickson Profar hit a leadoff double over right fielder Mookie Betts, advanced on Greg Garcia's sacrifice and scored when Trent Grisham beat out a bunt for a single.

After Grisham's single, Gonsolin retired 14 of the next 15 batters.

"We've seen some good ones from Tony. For him to go seven was really remarkable," Roberts said. "He worked ahead all night long. He was in control, which was really good to see."

Gonsolin said he didn't feel any pressure after the loss Monday night.

"Every game I go out there it's the biggest game for me," he said. "I just want to go out there and throw strikes."

Gonsolin "has been tough on the entire league this year," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. "That's the second time we've seen him this season. We actually saw him four or five innings in spring training. He's good. He's been a tough matchup for us. I thought his velo even picked up later in the game."

Davies, who also lost to the Dodgers on Aug. 12, allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Activated Turner from the 10-day injured list. He missed 13 games with a left hamstring strain. Before going on the IL, Turner was batting .282 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 32 games during the shortened season. He started at DH. In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Sborz. ... Reliever Caleb Ferguson left after feeling something in his left elbow after facing just one batter in the eighth. Roberts said Ferguson will get an MRI on Wednesday in LA.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Dustin May (1-1, 2.81 ERA) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Both of his decisions came against San Diego.

Padres: LHP Adrian Morejon (2-0, 2.53) is set to go for the Padres.

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Pitchers of Record

LA Dodgers IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Gonsolin (W, 1-1) 7 4 1 0 2 1.29 0.571
K. Jansen (S, 11) 1 2 0 1 2 0.00 3.000
San Diego IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
Z. Davies (L, 7-3) 6 8 3 1 5 4.50 1.500

Batting Leaders

LA Dodgers AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Turner 4 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 2.3
E. Rios 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 1.3
San Diego AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Profar 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.0
W. Myers 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.5

Team Comparison

LAD SD
At Bats 34 32
Hits 9 6
Batting Average .265 .188
On Base Percentage .286 .212
Slugging Percentage 0.353 0.250
Doubles 0 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 1 0
Total Bases 12 8
Walks 1 1
Strikeouts 9 6
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 5 6
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 2/2 1/4
Double Plays Fielded 0 3
Errors 0 0

2020 Regular Season - LAD Leads Series 5-4

Date Result Winner Loser
Mon Aug 3 LAD 4 @ SD 5 C. Paddack B. Graterol
Tue Aug 4 LAD 5 @ SD 2 D. May C. Stammen
Wed Aug 5 LAD 7 @ SD 6 R. Stripling G. Richards
Mon Aug 10 SD 2 @ LAD 1 C. Quantrill D. May
Tue Aug 11 SD 6 @ LAD 2 G. Richards R. Stripling
Wed Aug 12 SD 0 @ LAD 6 B. Treinen Z. Davies
Thu Aug 13 SD 2 @ LAD 11 J. Urias C. Paddack
Mon Sep 14 LAD 2 @ SD 7 D. Lamet C. Kershaw
Tue Sep 15 LAD 3 @ SD 1 T. Gonsolin Z. Davies

Game Information

Stadium: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:59
Weather: 80F, Mostly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?