Justin Turner hit two home runs, including a seventh Go Ahead 2 run shot, when 1st place Los Angeles Dodgers opened a 4-game series against 2nd place San Diego Padres. I won 3-1 at home on Thursday.
Turner proceeded 3 to 3, with five Dodgers pitchers suppressing Padres' attack. Los Angeles won its first home meeting with Padres this season and opened the season's best 11-game homestand.
Outside of Turner, Padres starter Joe Masgrove unbalanced the Los Angeles attack, starting this year with 12 undefeated and then defeated twice in a row. Musgrove (8-2) gave up 5 hits in 7 innings, 3 runs in walks and 10 strikeouts, the best of the season.
Padres' third baseman, Manny Machad, hit with four at-bats after missing the previous nine games due to a twist on his left ankle. He hit three times.
Los Angeles has won two consecutive victories after one to three slumps. San Diego suffered a fourth defeat in five games.
When Machad doubled and Nomar Mazara took him home with a two-out single, San Diego jumped into a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Padres was ready to increase his lead a second time when he had runners in the corners and one out. Julixon Profer hit the flyball on the right field and Chris Taylor threw Trent Grisham on the plate to double play.
Dodgers evened the score on a shot over the wall of the field in the center left on Turner's first home run, the second inning. It was his first long ball since May 18th.
Both attacks were stalled until Max Muncie made a one-out walk against Massgrove and Turner shot two run shots seven times. To the right of the straight center field. This was his sixth season and the first multihomer game since September 7, 2021.
Dodgers Starter Mitch White gave up 6 hits in 4 2/3 innings, 1 walk and 1 run in 3 strikeouts. .. Justin Bruihl continued his scoreless innings on 11/3 after being recalled early Thursday.
Evan Phillips (2-3) added one 1/3 of his shut-out innings, and Alex Vesia won the final two outs of the eighth. Craig Kimbrell threw a perfect nine and hit two in his 14th save.
– Field Level Media