LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts and Corey Seager hit back-to-back crawlers in the first inning, Justin Turner and AJ Pollock repeated the achievement in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 Thursday to complete the sweep. In his three-game series.
The two-game world champion remains behind the Giants after the NL West leader beat Arizona 5-4 in the final in the ninth inning. Los Angeles claimed its 12th home win and would conclude the regular season with three home games against Milwaukee, the champions of the National Central Division. San Francisco will host San Diego.
Kicked out by Dominican Fernando Tates Jr. from the park in the fifth inning with a 467-foot strike in two rounds, he has established himself as the Premier League captain with his 42nd home record this season.
Cory Kneppel (4-0) claimed the win with a relief effort of one and a third in which he gave up a hit and encouraged.
The loss went to Vince Velasquez (3-9), who allowed four touchdowns and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. In addition, he hit seven and gave a pass to the balls.
For Padres, Dominican Fernando Tates Jr. 4-1, with one inning and two RBI record. Webster Rivas 2-1, scored a run. Gueriksson Provar from Curaçao 1-0.