Lamet outduels Kershaw, Padres top LA 7-2 to tighten NL West

Lamet outduels Kershaw, Padres top LA 7-2 to tighten NL WestLamet outduels Kershaw, Padres top LA 7-2 to tighten NL West

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San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dinelson Lamet outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and rookie Jorge Ona hit a go-ahead double in a five-run seventh inning to lead the San Diego Padres to their eighth straight win, 7-2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night in the opener of a series between the NL’s top two teams.” data-reactid=”32″>SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dinelson Lamet outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and rookie Jorge Ona hit a go-ahead double in a five-run seventh inning to lead the San Diego Padres to their eighth straight win, 7-2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night in the opener of a series between the NL’s top two teams.

The Padres cut the Dodgers’ lead in the NL West to 1 1/2 games. Trent Grisham added some spice to the rivalry when he hit a tying home run off Kershaw in the sixth and said something to the Dodgers’ dugout as he headed for home. The Padres have won 12 of 14.

Lamet (3-1) got the victory thanks to a seventh-inning outburst that chased Kershaw (5-2). Lamet matched his season strikeout high with 11 while holding the Dodgers to one run and three hits while walking only two.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Wil Myers added a solo homer in the eighth, his 13th.” data-reactid=”39″>Wil Myers added a solo homer in the eighth, his 13th.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Myers hit a leadoff single and Jurickson Profar had a one-out base hit to chase Kershaw in the seventh. Ona greeted Pedro Baez by lofting a double down the left-field line to give San Diego a 2-1 lead, and the Padres kept adding on.” data-reactid=”40″>Myers hit a leadoff single and Jurickson Profar had a one-out base hit to chase Kershaw in the seventh. Ona greeted Pedro Baez by lofting a double down the left-field line to give San Diego a 2-1 lead, and the Padres kept adding on.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia hit a grounder to first baseman Max Muncy, who couldn’t decide whether to throw home or touch first, allowing Profar to score. Grisham hit a grounder to Muncy, who tried to get Garcia at second but threw the ball into left field for an error that allowed Ona to score. Manny Machado hit a bases-loaded RBI single, and Austin Nola‘s fielder’s choice brought in the final run of the inning.” data-reactid=”41″>Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia hit a grounder to first baseman Max Muncy, who couldn’t decide whether to throw home or touch first, allowing Profar to score. Grisham hit a grounder to Muncy, who tried to get Garcia at second but threw the ball into left field for an error that allowed Ona to score. Manny Machado hit a bases-loaded RBI single, and Austin Nola‘s fielder’s choice brought in the final run of the inning.

Kershaw allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked none.

The left-hander was cruising with a two-hit shutout before Grisham homered to right field leading off the sixth to tie it at 1. Grisham posed for a second, looking toward the Padres’ dugout, before beginning his trot. He said something to the Dodgers’ dugout just before hopping onto the plate. It was his ninth.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Padres had a prime chance against Kershaw an inning earlier when rookie Jake Cronenworth hit a leadoff double. But Kershaw got Profar to fly out and then struck out rookies Ona and Jorge Mateo.” data-reactid=”44″>The Padres had a prime chance against Kershaw an inning earlier when rookie Jake Cronenworth hit a leadoff double. But Kershaw got Profar to fly out and then struck out rookies Ona and Jorge Mateo.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Dodgers broke through against Lamet in the third when Austin Barnes walked with one out, went to third as Mookie Betts flared a double down the right-field line and scored on Corey Seager‘s groundout.” data-reactid=”45″>The Dodgers broke through against Lamet in the third when Austin Barnes walked with one out, went to third as Mookie Betts flared a double down the right-field line and scored on Corey Seager‘s groundout.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-3, 5.23 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. He threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Padres and struck out eight on Aug. 12 but didn’t factor into the decision in a 6-0 win.” data-reactid=”47″>Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-3, 5.23 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night. He threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Padres and struck out eight on Aug. 12 but didn’t factor into the decision in a 6-0 win.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Padres: Hadn't announced a starter but it could be Zach Davies (7-2, 2.48 ERA).” data-reactid=”48″>Padres: Hadn’t announced a starter but it could be Zach Davies (7-2, 2.48 ERA).

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