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Padres simmer down in 3-1 loss to Dodgers

This one was close, but the Friars have got to keep their foot on the gas.

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After a convincing win over the Dodgers on Monday night, the Padres’ bats were a bit quieter on Tuesday afternoon as the Padres lost a close, low-scoring game 3-1 to the Dodgers at Petco Park.

Starting pitcher Zach Davies lost his first game in his last six starts and a rough beginning to this one, allowing five hits and a pair of runs through the first three innings.

Staring at an early 2-0 deficit thanks to a pair of RBI singles from both DH Justin Turner and 1B Cory Bellinger, the Padres were able to close the gap with a reach on an infield bunt by Trent Grisham to bring the score to 2-1.

3B Edwin Rios put a cap on the night with a solo home run that finalized the game’s score at 3-1.

Davies finished with six innings of work, allowing eight hits, three runs, a walk, and five strikeouts. Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin pitched seven innings with four hits allowed, one run, and just two Ks.

In tonight’s series finale, the Padres will start Adrian Morejon (2-0) against the Dodgers’ Dustin May (1-1). Opening pitch is set for 1:00pm.