Corey Seager sparks comeback as Dodgers go on to 6-3 win

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers haven’t gone without wins in consecutive games since falling twice to Atlanta at home last month. Corey Seager made sure their amazingly consistent script didn’t change Saturday night.Seager’s two-run single pulled his team with baseball’s best record out of a sixth-inning hole and the Dodgers went on to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor added solo home runs after the Dodgers (82-34) scored three times on San Diego’s bullpen. Bellinger hit his team-leading 34th on a three-hit night while Taylor, who hit his 17th, reached base four times in also walking twice and adding a third-inning single.Kenley Jansen allowed singles to Hector Sanchez and Manuel Margot to open the ninth but managed to notch his 31st save. The Dodgers, who’ve won 16 of 19, have not lost a series since dropping two of three at home to Washington in early June and can keep that streak alive with a win Sunday. Two-out hits also kept him from cleaner innings. Jose Pirela and Hunter Renfroe hit back-to-back doubles in the third to forge a 1-1 tie and Wil Myers made it a 3-1 Padres lead with a solo home run in the fifth, his 24th. Chacin also had a one-out single in the fourth that scored Yangervis Solarte.All in all, Ryu’s outing was a far cry from his dominating seven-inning, one-hit scoreless effort against New York his last time out but nothing that will put him behind Kenta Maeda in their battle for the Dodgers’ No. 5 starter job and the chance to be in the postseason pitching mix. The Dodgers were coming up empty for a second straight night with runners in scoring position. Five runners were stranded and seven were left on base in all over the first five innings Saturday, this coming after only three of 14 they put in position reached the plate in Friday’s loss.Joc Pederson couldn’t bring any of the three he stranded with a first-pitch groundout after Chacin walked the bases loaded. But that went away in the sixth when Seager sent a full-count fastball from Padres reliever Craig Stammen into right field.Walks to Yasmani Grandal and Chase Utley were cashed in as they scored to tie the game. And as Seager got caught in a rundown between first and second – or worked himself into one – Yasiel Puig raced home and broke the 3-3 tie with a head-first slide.Puig continued to show his own growth. The tempestuous outfielder, who has played Gold Glove-caliber defense in right, coolly worked a walk from Stammen after being miffed with  plate umpire Dana DeMuth earlier in the at-bat following a strike call on a pitch that Padres catcher Austin Hedges dropped.The sixth-inning outburst got Dodgers starter Hyun-Jim Ryu off the hook for a loss. Ryu threw 15 first-pitch strikes but still managed to find himself in several full counts in throwing 108 pitches over five innings. His 15-inning scoreless streak coming into this start was not going to last long on this night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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