Dodgers blow out Padres

Photo Credit: Tony Capobianco 

The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their three-game losing streak by pounding the San Diego Padres 10-6 on Friday.

Dodger Stadium continues to be the friendly confines for the boys in blue, who have won 11 of their last 14 to improve to 28-18 at home.

The Padres struck first on an RBI single by Will Myers but the lead didn’t last long.

imageThird baseman Justin Turner sparked the Dodgers’ four run first inning rally with a solo home run (13) to centerfield. He is batting .348 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in his last 24 games. An RBI single by Yasiel Puig and a two-run home run by catcher Yasmani Grandal round out the first inning, giving the Dodgers a 4-1 lead.

A two run home run by Melvin Upton Jr. in the top of second inning cut the Dodger lead to 4-3.

The Dodgers piled on in the third inning on back to back home runs by Grandal and Howie Kendrick to cause another four-run inning to put the game well away. Grandal became third Dodgers catcher to record a three-homer game. The other two Mike Duarte and Roy Campanella.

“This is something that he will always remember,” said Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts. “It’s one for the books. To get rewarded with a memorable historic night was really special.”

image“The ball usually doesn’t fly here too much it just seems to die,” Grandal said of the home run barrage. “I guess today was one of those days where it was flying more than ususal

Andrew Cashner left in the third inning with eight earned runs to his name. Scott Kazmir wasn’t so good himself. He allowed only three runs but lasted only three innings.

Andrew Toles made his Major League Debut on Wednesday. He is the second Dodger to reach the majors after starting the season in Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.




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