National League Game Summary - San Diego at Los Angeles
(Sunday, September 1st)
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, San Diego 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Yasiel Puig belted a go-ahead solo homer in
the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of
the San Diego Padres with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.
Dale Thayer (2-5) hung a first-pitch slider that Puig skyed into the bleachers
in left field to break a 1-1 tie. Puig's 14th home run coincidentally came on
Cuban Heritage Day at Dodger Stadium.
Zack Greinke and Los Angeles' bullpen closed out the club's fourth straight
victory, as Paco Rodriguez struck out Will Venable and got pinch-hitter Chris
Denorfia on a groundout to strand a runner on third in the eighth.
Kenley Jansen hurled a 1-2-3 ninth to close out his 24th save and a sixth
straight victory for Greinke.
"Zack gets you deep into the game," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of his
starter. "He got better as the game went on."
Greinke (14-3) allowed one run on two hits and two walks while fanning seven
in as many innings, while his counterpart, Tyson Ross, struck out 10 over five
"Our pitchers are giving us a chance to win. We're just one big hit away,"
Padres manager Bud Black said.
Both starters gave up a run in the third. Greinke walked a pair and gave up a
two-out, run-scoring single to Alexi Amarista, and Mark Ellis countered with
an RBI base hit in the bottom half, also with two away.
Greinke also recorded his second stolen base of the year, the first Dodgers
pitcher to do so since Orel Hershiser in 1987 ... Jansen has 100 strikeouts in
67 2/3 innings this year ... The Dodgers have posted eight series sweeps
since June 24 ... Los Angeles has won five straight against San Diego.