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Bolaños struggles early, Padres fall to Dodgers

5th inning rally was not enough for the Padres in lost to Dodgers

Associated Press

Ronald Bolaños got his third career start tonight for the Padres. He entered the game with an 0-1 record and a 5.79 ERA.

Although Bolaños was wild in the 1st inning, he was still able to get out of the 1st inning giving up just one run. He gave up 2 walks, an HBP, and an infield hit while striking out three batters.

Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill was able to shut the Padres down for the first 2 innings. Hill had 5 strikeouts and his 5th strikeout was his 1,000th of his career. Hill also hit a double on a line drive down the left field line in the 2nd inning.

Bolaños was able to get out of the 2nd and 3rd inning scoreless. But in the 4th inning, he ran into some trouble.

After forcing the first two batters to ground out, Bolaños walked Will Smith. Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin, who replaced Hill, then hit a singled on a line drive to right field. After Gonsolin’s single, Joc Pederson walked giving the Dodgers bases loaded with two outs.

Following Bolaños’ 5th walk of the night, he was relieved by Gerardo Reyes. On the first pitch Reyes threw, Max Muncy hit a grandslam over the right field wall. This gave the Dodgers a 5-0 lead in the 4th inning.

The Padres were able to get on the board in the 5th inning. Following a double by Luis Torrens, Luis Urias drove Torrens in on a single to right field. A few batters later, Manuel Margot hit a triple into the right-center gap and advanced home on a throwing error by Gavin Lux. This cut the Dodgers lead to 2 runs.

Following back to back singles for the Padres, Adam Kolarek replaced Dylan Floro for the Dodgers. Kolarek was able to strikeout Eric Hosmer to get out of the inning.

Neither team was able to get anything going again until the 9th inning.

In the top of the 9th inning, Joc Pederson hit a solo home run off of Michel Baez to extend the Dodgers lead to 6-3.

Kenley Jansen closed the game for the Dodgers on the 9th giving the Dodgers the 6-3 win.

The Padres will play the Dodgers at the same time tomorrow night.