Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado each hit a solo home run in the first, Victor Caratini added another in the seventh en route to elevating the Padres over the Dodgers by a score of 5-3 to complete the Friars’ first sweep of their divisional rivals in eight years. The last time they did it inside Petco Park, however, was in September of 2010, so it’s been a long time coming you could say.
In six innings, Musgrove worked six innings where he recorded five strikeouts and allowed one run with a pair of walks. Mark Melancon also earned his 23rd save of the season while Tim Hill was your winning pitcher.
Caratini led the Padres with a pair of RBIs which included his solo homer and another run driven in off a sac fly in the bottom of the eighth. The Friars also recorded a run off of a walk when Grisham was sent to first with bases loaded earlier that inning.
The Dodgers’ Justin Turner and Will Smith both recorded an RBI for their team and each went two-for-four at the plate. Trevor Bauer K’d 10 batters and allowed three runs with four walks.
The Padres (45-32) begin a three-game home series against the lowly Diamondbacks (21-55) tomorrow evening at 7:10 p.m.