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Dodgers 6, Padres 3: Bullpen dies by a thousand cuts

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
Puig is not Stammen’s friend.
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Jhoulys Chacin put up a solid five innings tonight, holding the Dodgers to one run over five innings. Wil Myers backed him up with his 24th homer of the year, and the offense went a pretty good 10-for-37 to score three runs against Hyun-Jin Ryu. But the bullpen couldn’t hold a lead, giving up five runs in the final three innings.

The Dodgers opened up with a run in the first inning. Chris Taylor got a free pass to start the inning, then Corey Seager singled to right to send Taylor to third. A sac fly by wildling Justin Turner sent Taylor home.

Jose Pirela and Hunter Renfroe evened things up in the third with a pair of back-to-back doubles. Chacin took the lead himself when he singled in Yangervis Solarte in the fourth, and Myers launched his homer in the fifth.

But LA had other plans. Jose Torres took the mound in the sixth, and left after walking Yasmani Grandal and giving up a double to Chase Utley. Craig Stammen took over and promptly walked Yasiel Puig to load the bases. He got the next two batters out, but Seager lined a single into right that cleared the bases and changed the game. Carter Capps got dinged when Cody Bellinger hit his 34th homer in the seventh, and Phil Maton gave up a shot to Taylor.

Luis Perdomo will face off against Kenta Maeda in tomorrow’s rubber match. First pitch is at 1:10 PM.