Corey Seager sparks comeback as Dodgers go on to 6-3 win

Lynette Rowe
August 14, 2017

"It's just what we do", said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Yasmani Grandal has recorded three hits in his last 22 at-bats and has missed the last two games due to back spasms but could return to the lineup on Saturday. Kenley Jansen retired the Padres in order in the ninth to earn his 32nd save. On the other side, the over is 20-7-1 in the Dodgers' last 28 home games and is 3-0-1 in their last four home games versus a right-handed starter. Turner's throwing error from third base set up Wil Myers' sacrifice fly later in the inning.

After working the count full, Seager delivered a single to right field that scored the tying runs of the game.

Spangenberg's 10th homer, a two-run drive, made it 5-4 in the sixth. When Ryu left the mound, the Dodgers were losing 3-1, but the batters made up for the deficit and Los Angeles pulled off a come-from-behind victory. Immediately the Dodgers offense went to work on the Padres bullpen. But Avilan, who had been on the paternity list and had not pitched in nine days, struck out Jose Pirela and got Yangervis Solarte to ground out. Compared to Ryu's pitching in the two previous games, in which he managed to throw seven scoreless innings, his performance against the Padres failed to meet expectations. RHP Chris Hatcher (chest inflammation) was activated and catcher Kyle Farmer was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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The Dodgers were coming up empty for a second straight night with runners in scoring position.

He did not earn a decision in an 8-2 victory at San Diego on May 5 and took the loss in a 4-0 defeat on April 4, allowing three runs and six hits in five innings. The 24-year-old right-hander will carry an unwieldy 4.95 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into a home start against the Nationals next time he toes the rubber.

Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (14-1, 2.37) is scheduled to start Tuesday to open a brief two-game homestand against the Chicago White Sox. Ryu is 4-1 with a 2.19 ERA in six career starts against San Diego but struggled on July 7, 2016, when he allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. He has never faced the White Sox.

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