Dodgers 4, San Diego 2 (12 innings)

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the 12th in­ning, Adrian Gon­za­lez sin­gled off right-han­der Dale Thayer to drive in two runs and break a 2-2 tie. Four innings ear­lier, Gon­za­lez erased a 2-1 deficit and sent the game into ex­tra innings, as his dou­ble off Joaquin Benoit scored Yasiel Puig from first base. ON THE MOUND: Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger didn’t al­low any runs over the first four innings, dur­ing which he struck out seven bat­ters, only one fewer than his ca­reer high. But the game sud­denly un­rav­eled on Bolsinger in the fifth in­ning, as he al­lowed five con­sec­u­tive bat­ters to reach base. Bolsinger gave up two runs in that in­ning, which he didn’t com­plete. Six re­liev­ers com­bined to pitch 71⁄ 3 innings in the victory, in­clud­ing closer Ken­ley Jansen, who earned his ninth save.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers’ only run in the first seven innings was scored on a homer by An­dre Ethier. The sev­enth-in­ning shot ac­counted for the only run charged to Padres starter James Shields, who limited the Dodgers to five hits over seven innings.

EX­TRA BASES: Al­berto Cal­laspo started at third, but Manager Don Mat­tingly said Justin Turner is the team’s pri­mary player at the po­si­tion. Asked why, Mat­tingly replied, “Just kind of the whole pack­age — de­fen­sively, of­fen­sively.” Turner started the Dodgers’ two pre­vi­ous games at third base. Alex Guer­rero, who has 10 home runs, made his last start at third on May 24. Guer­rero, 28, was a ca­reer-long short­stop in Cuba. He played pri­mar­ily at sec­ond base in the mi­nors last sea­son. This sea­son, he has started nine games at third base and 21 in left field. Mat­tingly made ref­er­ence to how Guer­rero faces the chal­lenge of learn­ing new po­si­tions at the ma­jor league level. Mat­tingly also said he likes hav­ing Guer­rero off the bench. Guer­rero has eight RBIs as a pinch hit­ter, the most in the ma­jor leagues.

UP NEXT: Car­los Frias (4-3, 3.86 earned-run av­er­age will face the Texas Rangers and Yo­vani Gal­lardo (5-6, 3.45) at Globe Life Park in Ar­ling­ton on Mon­day at 5 p.m. PDT TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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