So you were watching the Chargers game and missed the Padres game. Or perhaps you didn't see either and still want to know what happened with the Padres. Well, I got you and this will be quick. First off, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound the question is did he throw a perfect game? A no hitter? A shutout? No, no and no. Yangervis Solarte led off the fourth inning with a single, Rymer Liriano took his place on a fielder's choice and Rene Rivera drove Liriano in with an RBI single.
Did the Padres match Kershaw and produce a pitcher's duel? They did this before back when Odrisamer Despaigne faced of with Kershaw in LA in July and when Tyson Ross did the same in LA in August. However that would not be the case today. The Dodgers scored early, getting a run from the speedy Dee Gordon in the first and kept scoring later. Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford provided the fireworks with home runs. Crawford's was a 3 run shot off of rookie Frank Garces.
The Padres did manage 4 runs to the Dodgers' 9. Two of them came on a ridiculous 3 error play by LA. With runners on first and second, Rene Rivera blooped a ball to CF. The runners strayed a bit too far and Yasiel Puig tried to throw out Rymer Liriano at first base. The throw sailed. There was a chance to get Liriano at second base, but that throw went into the outfield. Another throw to the plate to get Solarte went to the backstop and Liriano came around to score. Yasmani Grandal would hit a late inning solo shot for the 4th run.
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