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Max Scherzer shuts down Padres, Dodgers full three-game sweep


SAN DIEGO — Max Scherzer pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings to win his eighth straight determination, Austin Barnes hit a two-run dwelling run off Yu Darvish and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the plunging San Diego Padres 4-0 Thursday evening for a three-game sweep.

Scherzer (12-4) allowed solely two hits, struck out 10 and walked one for the Dodgers, who dealt with the listless Padres lower than 24 hours after profitable 5-3 in a 16-inning sport that took 5 hours, 49 minutes, and ended at 12:59 a.m. PT. It was the longest massive league sport since pandemic guidelines had been applied final 12 months.

The Dodgers gained for the twelfth time in 13 video games and for the sixteenth time in 18. They path the San Francisco Giants by 2 1/2 video games within the NL West however take pleasure in an 11 1/2-game lead for the primary wild-card spot.

San Diego has misplaced 4 straight and 12 of 14. It dropped two video games behind Cincinnati for the second wild card.

Scherzer hasn’t misplaced since Could 30 towards Milwaukee, a span of 13 begins that dates to his time with Washington. He’s 4-0 in 5 begins with the Dodgers since being acquired on July 30 together with infielder Trea Turner.

Scherzer struck out the facet within the first and retired his first seven batters earlier than Victor Caratini doubled down the proper area line. The one different hit he gave up was Trent Grisham’s double main off the fifth, however the Dodgers acquired out of the inning when third baseman Justin Turner began a double play on Caratini’s grounder.

Scherzer struck out his remaining batter, Caratini, for the second out of the eighth, earlier than getting the hook from supervisor Dave Roberts.

Scherzer, a three-time Cy Younger Award winner and eight-time All-Star, improved to 1-0 in three begins towards San Diego this season. He allowed 11 runs in 10 2/3 innings in his two earlier begins towards the Padres, each in July with Washington.

Darvish (7-8), activated from the 10-day injured listing earlier than the sport, allowed 4 hits and 5 runs in six innings, struck out six and walked one.

Darvish walked Billy McKinney main off the third and Barnes adopted with a homer into the seats in left-centre. Trea Turner hit a one-out double and scored on Corey Seager’s double over the pinnacle of proper fielder Fernando Tatis Jr., who did not get a very good learn on the ball. Tatis has began 10 video games within the outfield since he returned from his newest stint on the injured listing as a result of the Padres try to restrict the damage and tear on his left shoulder.

AJ Pollock, who had a terrific collection offensively and defensively, tripled main off the fourth when his fly ball glanced off the wrist of diving centre fielder Grisham. He scored on Cody Bellinger’s sacrifice fly.

Grisham robbed Pollock of a homer main off the ninth with a leaping catch towards the fence. Pollock robbed Manny Machado of a two-run homer within the collection opener Tuesday evening.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Activated OF Mookie Betts from the 10-day injured listing, and he was 0 for 3 with a stroll and two strikeouts. He missed 16 video games with proper hip irritation. Additionally recalled LHP Darien Nunez and optioned INF Gavin Lux and OF/INF Matt Beaty to triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Have not named a starter for the opener of a three-game dwelling collection towards Colorado, which is scheduled to start out LHP Kyle Freeland (4-6, 4.25 ERA).

Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove (8-8, 3.04 ERA) is scheduled to start out the opener of a two-game collection on the Los Angeles Angels.

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