Dodgers 4, San Diego 3
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers failed to protect a one-run lead after Kershaw departed from the game in the seventh inning, but made amends in the eighth. Howie Kendrick led off the inning with a double to right field, advanced to third base on a throwing error by Matt Kemp and scored on a single by Justin Turner to tie the score, 3-3. Later in the inning, pinch-hitter Alex Guerrero’s two-out single drove in Andre Ethier for the go-ahead run.
AT THE PLATE: With two outs in the third inning, Adrian Gonzalez singled to center field and drove in Joc Pederson for the first run. A.J. Ellis doubled the Dodgers’ lead to 2-0 in the next inning, as his two-out single drove in Turner.
ON THE MOUND: Kershaw limited the Padres to a run and four hits over 62⁄ innings. He gave up a solo home run to
3 Clint Barmes in the seventh inning that reduced the Dodgers’ lead to 2-1. Kershaw was replaced by Yimi Garcia later in the inning, leading to a Dodgers implosion. Garcia forced Wil Myers to pop up in the infield with two outs, but the ball dropped as Garcia ran into Gonzalez’s replacement at first base, Turner. Myers reached second base on the play, for which Turner was charged with an error. The next batter, Derek Norris, blasted a two-run homer for a 3-2 Padres lead.
EXTRA BASES: Hector Olivera was promoted to triple-A Oklahoma from double-A Tulsa. An infielder from Cuba who finalized a six-year, $62.5-million contract last month, Olivera played six games in double A, where he batted .318 with a home run and six runs batted in. . . . Triple-A infielder Darwin Barney, who made the Dodgers’ opening-day roster, was designated for assignment. Barney was removed from the 40-man roster to create a place for infielder Ronald Torreyes, who was purchased from the Toronto Blue Jays. Torreyes, 22, was assigned to Tulsa. . . . Turner started at third base after missing the previous two previous games because of a bruised left knee. . . . Sidelined outfielder Scott Van Slyke could start a minor league rehabilitation stint as early as Saturday, Manager Don Mattingly said.
UP NEXT: Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.92 ERA) will face the Padres and Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.48) at Petco Park on Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.