San Diego 2, Dodgers 1:

Greinke’s solid night is ru­ined by Up­ton’s homer.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez


Padres out­fielder Justin Up­ton blasted a solo home run off Zack Greinke with two outs in the bot­tom of the eighth in­ning to break a 1-1 stale­mate. The home run was the 13th of the sea­son for Up­ton and sev­enth given up this sea­son by Greinke.


Greinke’s per­sonal win­less streak ex­tended to seven starts, as the right-han­der was failed again by the Dodgers of­fense. Greinke was charged with two runs and eight hits over eight innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Greinke has posted a 2.28 earned-run av­er­age over his cur­rent win­less streak.


Padres starter Ian Kennedy limited the Dodgers to a run and four hits over the first seven innings of the game. The Dodgers scored their only run on a lead­off home run by Yas­mani Gran­dal in the top of the third in­ning. That tied the score, 1-1. The Dodgers fin­ished the game with five hits. Yasiel Puig led off the ninth in­ning with a sin­gle off Padres closer Craig Kim­brel, but Adrian Gon­za­lez fol­lowed that up by ground­ing into a dou­ble play. Howie Ken­drick struck out to end the game.


Hec­tor Oliv­era was hit­less in four at-bats in his first game with triple-A Ok­la­homa City. Pro­moted from dou­ble A the pre­vi­ous day, Oliv­era started at sec­ond base and bat­ted sev­enth. … Side­lined out­fielder Scott Van Slyke started a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion as­sign­ment with Class-A Ran­cho Cu­ca­monga.


Gon­za­lez was un­apolo­getic about his sev­enth-in­ning ejec­tion in the se­ries opener Fri­day night. Gon­za­lez main­tained that his at-bats in the fifth and sev­enth innings of the 4-3 victory were com­pro­mised by er­rant strike calls by home plate um­pire Doug Ed­dings. Gon­za­lez said that when he protested a called first strike in his sev­enth-in­ning at-bat, he was told by Ed­dings, “You know what? Now, you have to swing at that pitch.” Gon­za­lez said he be­came en­raged. “At that point, that’s when I lost it,” he said. “There’s no way I was stay­ing in the game if I made an out.” Gon­za­lez grounded into an in­ning-end­ing dou­ble play, af­ter which he ex­changed words with Ed­dings and was thrown out.


Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.08 ERA) will face the Padres and James Shields (7-0, 3.79) at Petco Park on Sun­day at 1 p.m. TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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