Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Profar's Tiebreaking 3-Run Double in 7th Inning Lifts Padres Over Dodgers
gvw_ap_news
By Associated Press
Published 1 month ago on
April 15, 2024

Jurickson Profar broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run double, Jackson Merrill had three hits for the San Diego Padres to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday, April 14th, to take two of three in their weekend series. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

Share

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

LOS ANGELES — Jurickson Profar broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run double, Jackson Merrill had three hits and the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday to take two of three in their weekend series.

Profar’s bases-loaded drive off the center-field wall against J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) gave the Padres two straight series wins at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2013.

“We have a great team and they have a really good team over there,” Profar said. “For us to come in here and take two out of three, it’s a message.”

Profar’s big hit came after he had a heated confrontation with Dodgers catcher Will Smith at home plate during the fifth inning Saturday. The two exchanged words after Gavin Stone threw an inside pitch. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown.

It was Profar’s sixth double of the season, which is tied for the most in the majors among left fielders.

“He’s a glue guy for us. This guy’s got 10 years in the big leagues,” manager Mike Shildt said about Profar. “He did a nice job tonight with the three-run double. But beyond that, (Profar) is a pro and he’s a very big part of the San Diego Padres.”

Up Next

Padres: Open a three-game series Monday at Milwaukee. RHP Joe Musgrove (1-2, 6.87 ERA) has allowed at least four runs in three of his four starts this season.

Dodgers: Host the Washington Nationals for three games. RHP Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 2.25 ERA) gets the call in Monday’s series opener.

Padres Take Advantage of Dodgers’ Mistakes

The Padres took advantage of 14 walks issued by five Dodgers pitchers, the most San Diego has drawn in a nine-inning game. Ha-Seong Kim walked in each of his first four plate appearances and Xander Bogaerts drew three.

It was the most walks by Dodgers pitchers since they issued 16 against the Mets in a 1962 game. James Paxton walked eight in five-plus innings, the most by a Los Angeles starter since Matt Magill handed out nine free passes in a 2013 game against Colorado.

“It’s very alarming to watch the number of walks we had tonight,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You’re sort of trying to thread a needle every inning and try to play perfect baseball or make a perfect pitch, or have the ball hit at the right person in the right spot and hope it doesn’t find outfield grass. You’re playing with fire and you just can’t play that game.”

Max Muncy hit a two-run homer in the fourth for the Dodgers, who have dropped three of four.

Yuki Matsui (2-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief and Robert Suarez picked up his fifth save.

San Diego slugger Manny Machado opened the scoring with a solo homer in the fourth before the Dodgers answered with three runs in the home half.

Freddie Freeman led off with a double and scored on Smith’s base hit. Muncy followed by driving Yu Darvish’s fastball into the right-field seats.

It was Muncy’s fourth homer of the season and third in four games.

San Diego tied it at 3 in the sixth. After three straight walks to open the inning, one run scored when Luis Campusano grounded into a double play. Merrill then pulled the Padres even with an infield single.

The game started after a 36-minute rain delay, a rare second straight night a game was delayed at Dodger Stadium due to showers.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

CA Senate Passes Hospital Seismic Compliance Bill: What’s the Impact on Local Hospitals?

DON'T MISS

Take This Memorial Day Quiz Before Warming up the Grill

DON'T MISS

Hate Wasting Money? Use These 7 Hacks to Feed Your Family for Less

DON'T MISS

NCAA and Leagues Back $2.8 Billion Settlement, Setting Stage for Current, Former Athletes to Be Paid

DON'T MISS

UC Berkeley Faces a Summer of Discontent as Gaza Protesters Remain Steadfast

DON'T MISS

Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Homeless Californians. How Many Are Being Used?

DON'T MISS

Fresno Unified Unveils 5-Year Literacy Plan. What Are the Expectations?

DON'T MISS

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Teaching Bomb-Making to Person Targeting Authorities

DON'T MISS

UCLA Police Arrest Young Man for Alleged Felony Assault in Attack on Pro-Palestinian Encampment

DON'T MISS

UAW Files Objection to Mercedes Vote, Accuses Company of Intimidating Workers

UP NEXT

Take This Memorial Day Quiz Before Warming up the Grill

UP NEXT

Hate Wasting Money? Use These 7 Hacks to Feed Your Family for Less

UP NEXT

NCAA and Leagues Back $2.8 Billion Settlement, Setting Stage for Current, Former Athletes to Be Paid

UP NEXT

UC Berkeley Faces a Summer of Discontent as Gaza Protesters Remain Steadfast

UP NEXT

Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Homeless Californians. How Many Are Being Used?

UP NEXT

Fresno Unified Unveils 5-Year Literacy Plan. What Are the Expectations?

UP NEXT

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Teaching Bomb-Making to Person Targeting Authorities

UP NEXT

UCLA Police Arrest Young Man for Alleged Felony Assault in Attack on Pro-Palestinian Encampment

UP NEXT

UAW Files Objection to Mercedes Vote, Accuses Company of Intimidating Workers

UP NEXT

Fresno County Fruit Trail: Rewards You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

NCAA and Leagues Back $2.8 Billion Settlement, Setting Stage for Current, Former Athletes to Be Paid

18 hours ago

UC Berkeley Faces a Summer of Discontent as Gaza Protesters Remain Steadfast

18 hours ago

Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Homeless Californians. How Many Are Being Used?

19 hours ago

Fresno Unified Unveils 5-Year Literacy Plan. What Are the Expectations?

20 hours ago

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Teaching Bomb-Making to Person Targeting Authorities

20 hours ago

UCLA Police Arrest Young Man for Alleged Felony Assault in Attack on Pro-Palestinian Encampment

20 hours ago

UAW Files Objection to Mercedes Vote, Accuses Company of Intimidating Workers

20 hours ago

Fresno County Fruit Trail: Rewards You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

20 hours ago

Rising Stars Tigirlily Gold Wows the Crowd at 93.7 KISS Country Concert

20 hours ago

Get Ready for the Indy 500 With This Look at Parnelli Jones, JC Agajanian & the Willard Battery Special

21 hours ago

CA Senate Passes Hospital Seismic Compliance Bill: What’s the Impact on Local Hospitals?

The California Senate has unanimously passed SB 1432, a bill introduced by Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Merced) to provide a transparent and accou...

4 hours ago

4 hours ago

CA Senate Passes Hospital Seismic Compliance Bill: What’s the Impact on Local Hospitals?

6 hours ago

Take This Memorial Day Quiz Before Warming up the Grill

6 hours ago

Hate Wasting Money? Use These 7 Hacks to Feed Your Family for Less

18 hours ago

NCAA and Leagues Back $2.8 Billion Settlement, Setting Stage for Current, Former Athletes to Be Paid

18 hours ago

UC Berkeley Faces a Summer of Discontent as Gaza Protesters Remain Steadfast

19 hours ago

Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Homeless Californians. How Many Are Being Used?

20 hours ago

Fresno Unified Unveils 5-Year Literacy Plan. What Are the Expectations?

20 hours ago

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Teaching Bomb-Making to Person Targeting Authorities

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend