Dodgers 11, San Diego 8

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - —Dy­lan Her­nan­dez


The Dodgers in­creased their ad­van­tage to 10-3 in the fifth in­ning, when Howie Ken­drick and Juan Uribe hit two-run home runs. Those runs later proved valu­able, as the Padres scored four in the sixth in­ning, in­clud­ing three on Justin Up­ton’s sec­ond home run off start­ing pitcher Bran­don McCarthy.


Of Adrian Gon­za­lez’s team-lead­ing seven home runs, six have come against the Padres. The lat­est was hit in the sec­ond in­ning, a three-run shot against Padres starter Ian Kennedy. An­dre Ethier, who started in place of a side­lined Yasiel Puig, was three for four with a home run, a dou­ble, a walk and three runs bat­ted in.


McCarthy was charged with six runs and six hits be­fore he de­parted in the sixth in­ning be­cause of tight­ness in his el­bow. The six runs were the re­sult of three home runs, in­clud­ing two in the first in­ning by Wil My­ers and Up­ton. Ser­gio San­tos, who was called up from triple-A Ok­la­homa City on Fri­day, pitched the sixth in­ning and gave up a run. Juan Ni­ca­sio pitched two score­less innings; Chris Hatcher worked the ninth, strik­ing out the side but is­su­ing a walk, two wild pitches and a run.


Right-han­der Scott Baker will be pro­moted from Ok­la­homa City to start Sun­day for the Dodgers in the se­ries fi­nale, Manager Don Mat­tingly said. Baker, 33, was in spring train­ing with the New York Yan­kees but was re­leased at the end of camp. He was signed by the Dodgers to a mi­nor league con­tract. In three starts for Ok­la­homa City, Baker has posted a 1.06 earned-run av­er­age. Baker has pitched in 191 ma­jor league games, in­clud­ing 170 starts. He has a ca­reer earned-run av­er­age of 4.25.


Joel Per­alta has a fa­tigued shoul­der and could be headed for the dis­abled list. . . . Side­lined left-han­der Hyun-Jin Ryu is sched­uled to throw a bullpen ses­sion in the com­ing days. Ryu hasn’t thrown off a mound since he was shut down in spring train­ing be­cause of shoul­der in­flam­ma­tion.


Baker (3-4, 5.47 ERA in 2014) will face the Padres and Bran­don Mor­row (0-0, 3.15) at Petco Park at 1 p.m. On the air: TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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