AJ Pollock hit a pinch, go-ahead double in the seventh inning and added a solo homer, and Dustin May struck out a career-high eight to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night. Mookie Betts entered the game in right field in the eighth inning after missing Monday night’s 5-4 loss in the series opener due to a finger injury. May (1-0), who made his MLB debut against the Padres on Aug. 2, 2019, got his first career win against San Diego after two losses.
Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West rivals. Pederson drove in five runs on the two homers for the seven-time defending division champion Dodgers, who won seven of nine on their longest trip of the season, through Houston, Arizona and San Diego. Kenley Jansen made it interesting in the ninth inning by allowing one run before the game ended on a double play.