User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Dodgers lose to Padres, division lead slips

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Another extra-inning loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego proved to be a costly one for the NL West leaders.

Advertisement
Alexi Amarista singled in the winning run with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the Padres to a 2-1 victory Saturday night.

Los Angeles' lead in the division was sliced to 2 1/2 games over San Francisco, which beat Milwaukee 3-1 for its fifth consecutive victory. It's the Dodgers' smallest lead since they were up by the same margin on Aug. 6.

''I expected it from early on,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. ''I think everyone in our locker room understands how good the Giants are and where we are at and how hard games are to win down the stretch. We are getting into a pennant race and we should have expected it.''

Will Venable started the winning rally with a single to center off Jamey Wright (4-4) and stole second as pinch-hitter Rymer Liriano struck out. Amarista then lofted a single into center field and Venable slid in headfirst just ahead of the throw.

Padres manager Bud Black was ejected in the top of the 10th for arguing a call that Yasiel Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch with two outs and Matt Kemp on second. Puig struck out on the next pitch.

Tim Stauffer (6-2) pitched the 10th for the win.

The Padres had runners on first and second with no outs in the ninth when Yasmani Grandal lined a shot back at J.P. Howell. The reliever somehow caught the ball, turned and doubled Abraham Almonte off second. Brian Wilson came on and got Jedd Gyorko to fly out to left.

Starters Zack Greinke and Ian Kennedy both pitched well.

On June 12, 2013, Kennedy, then with Arizona, was one of six players and coaches ejected after a brawl with the Dodgers. Kennedy hit Puig and Greinke with high pitches.

Greinke held San Diego to one run and four hits in eight innings. He struck out eight and walked two.

Greinke said the Dodgers have been concerned about the Giants all season.

''It's not like it's going to be an easy ride,'' he said. ''If we don't play good, it's going to be a problem.''

Kennedy went seven innings, also allowing one run and four hits while striking out eight and walking three.

Kennedy doubled into the gap in right-center with one out in the third to bring in Rene Rivera and give San Diego a 1-0 lead. Rivera was aboard on a leadoff double down the left-field line.

Adrian Gonzalez tied it with a drive into a party deck on the right-field wall with two outs in the sixth. It was his 19th homer.

Gonzalez extended to 61 his record for home runs at Petco Park. He hit 47 when he was with the Padres from 2006-2010.

Puig was back in the Dodgers' lineup a day after being benched because Mattingly felt the outfielder was frustrated. Puig struck out in his first two at_bats. In the sixth, he lifted a high fly ball to deep center field and flipped his bat, thinking it was a home run. Instead, it was just another long fly ball to the fence at spacious Petco Park.

PUIG'S HITTING

Puig stopped an 0-for-22 slump, the longest hitless streak of his career, with a single in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to come off the disabled list and start Sunday's series finale. He has been out since Aug. 14 with a strained right hip.

Padres: Black said closer Joaquin Benoit will be sidelined because his right shoulder is sore again. He recently went 11 days between appearances because of soreness.

UP NEXT:

Dodgers: Ryu (13-6, 3.28 ERA) last pitched in a loss at Atlanta on Aug. 13, allowing three runs in 5 2-3 innings.

Padres: Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63 ERA) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his last 12 starts.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Padres acquire Justin Upton from Braves
Peavy agrees to deal to stay with Giants
Phils officially send Rollins to Dodgers
Medlen and Royals agree to 2-year deal
PED trial pushed back for A-Rod's cousin
Despite rifts, US and Cuba share baseball
Drug supplier pleads guilty in doping case
A's acquire lefty De La Rosa from Arizona
M's signs trio to minor-league deals
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2014 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 6791
Kevin Rogers + 4352
Doc's Sports + 4139
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
James Manos + 2894
Kevin Rogers + 2335
Dave Cokin + 2015
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Tony Stoffo + 2080
Antony Dinero + 1208
Doc's Sports + 643
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 2387
Doc's Sports + 2027
Kyle Hunter + 1852
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2132
Antony Dinero + 1807
Joe Nelson + 1100
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 2845
Kevin Rogers + 2159
Doc's Sports + 1745
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
2014 VI College Bowl Betting Guide