LOS ANGELES — Trea Turner homered and doubled because the Los Angeles Dodgers began quick and held off the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Tuesday evening of their NL Division Sequence opener.
Behind 17-game winner Julio Urías, the Dodgers raced to an early 5-0 lead and seemed to be on their option to one other blowout of the Padres.
Los Angeles dominated within the common season, proudly owning a 14-5 benefit and outscoring San Diego 109-47. The 111-win Dodgers claimed the NL West and the Padres completed second, 22 video games again.
With Sandy Koufax watching from the house owners’ field, Urías retired the primary eight batters he confronted till Austin Nola doubled with two outs within the third.
Chris Martin, who had two saves this season, pitched an ideal ninth for a save. Struggling nearer Craig Kimbrel was left off the Dodgers’ roster for this best-of-five matchup.
Recreation 2 is Wednesday evening at Dodger Stadium earlier than the sequence shifts south to San Diego.
The Padres have been coming off a win within the decisive Recreation 3 of the wild-card sequence Sunday evening over the Mets in New York.
The Dodgers, who had 5 days off after drawing a bye, confirmed no indicators of rust.
Within the first, Turner hit a 419-foot shot into the left-field pavilion for his second profession postseason homer and first as a Dodger. Two batters later, Will Smith doubled and scored on Max Muncy’s two-out single for a 2-0 lead.
The Dodgers batted round within the third, tacking on three extra runs.
Turner doubled main off and after Freddie Freeman flied out, Smith stepped in and doubled to deep left-center, almost the identical spot the place Turner’s ball landed. Gavin Lux doubled to the right-field nook with two outs, driving in Smith and chasing Mike Clevinger.
Steven Wilson got here in and promptly walked Trayce Thompson to load the bases.
Choking up, Cody Bellinger initially was thought to have been hit by a pitch and took first base as Muncy was pressured in. However upon video assessment, it appeared the ball hit the knob of the bat. Bellinger was referred to as again to the plate and Muncy returned to 3rd.
Bellinger was then protected at first on an error by first baseman Wil Myers, scoring Muncy. The ball hit off the heel of Myers’ glove and he missed it on the pickup, leaving no probability to make a play on the speedy Bellinger.
The Dodgers’ offense — baseball’s highest-scoring this season — went quiet after the third. Their lone baserunner was Freeman, who walked. Mookie Betts and Freeman have been a mixed 0 for 7 with two strikeouts.
The Dodgers hadn’t performed a must-win recreation since mid-June earlier than working away with the division. However they discovered themselves in hassle within the fifth.
That’s when the Padres lastly acquired to Urías, closing to 5-3 after he gave up three straight hits.
Myers led off with an opposite-field solo shot to left. Trent Grisham had an RBI grounder that scored Jake Cronenworth, who had singled. Nola’s sacrifice fly scored Ha-Seong Kim, who doubled.
San Diego threatened once more within the sixth in opposition to Evan Phillips, however the protection bailed him out.
Juan Soto drew a leadoff stroll. Booed closely by the gang of 52,407, Manny Machado adopted with an infield trickler that the Dodgers hoped would roll foul. It didn’t, and went for a single.
After pinch-hitter Josh Bell struck out, Myers got here up because the potential go-ahead run.
Myers grounded into an inning-ending double play, began by second baseman Gavin Lux. He flipped to Turner, and the shortstop double-clutched earlier than firing to first to get Myers.
Urías allowed three runs and 4 hits in 5 innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked none.
Clevinger gave up 5 runs — 4 earned — and 6 hits in 2²/₃ innings. The precise-hander struck out three and walked two.
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