Dinelson Lamet struck out at least 11 players in back-to-back games and Trent Grisham crushed a solo home run in the sixth to spur a streak of seven-straight runs as the Padres handled the Dodgers in a 7-2 victory on Monday night.
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The Dodgers got on the board first thanks to a groundout by DH Corey Seager that was able to score C Austin Barnes in the top of the third.
Grisham went yard in the bottom of the sixth, which was the first run let up by Kershaw on a night that saw the Dodgers ace finish with nine Ks in a little over six innings pitched. One inning later, the Friars strung five runs together to bring their lead to a very comfortable 6-1 heading into the final two innings.
Wil Myers capped off San Diego’s points on the night with a solo home run of his own to push things to 7-1 before the Dodgers managed to add one more run off a throwing error by Myers.
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Padres rookie Jorge Ona joined both Myers and Grisham in having multiple hits on the night and finished with an RBI and a run scored.
On top of his 11 Ks, Lamet finished with just three hits allowed with one run and two walks.
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San Diego is now just 1.5 games behind the Dodgers for first place in the NL West. Game two of three begins this evening once again at 6:10pm at Petco Park.