Forsythe’s Knock Gives Padres The Win In Extra Innings


The Dodgers had an opportunity to win their third straight game in a walk-off fashion, but Logan Forsythe‘s clutch two-run single in the 11th inning gave the Padres the win, 6-3.

Chris Denorfia led off the game with a solo HR, his sixth of the year. The blast came off of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. It was the only run that Kershaw would allow in his seven innings of work.

Eric Stults was solid yet again for the Padres, matching Kershaw pitch-for-pitch. Stults got through six innings, and allowed just a run, on a solo homer by Padre killer Andre Ethier. It was Either’s fifth bomb against San Diego in 2012.

The Dodgers took a 3-1 lead in the seventh, scoring two runs off of Padres reliever Dale Thayer. The Dodgers looked poised to win another against the Padres, but Yasmani Grandal had other ideas.

Grandal socked a two-run bomb, to tie the game at three. It was Grandal’s seventh bomb of the year, and gave the Padres new life.

The score stayed deadlocked at three, when Logan Forsythe stroked a clutch two-run single to give the Padres the lead. National League Player of the Month Chase Headley followed with an RBI single to give the Padres a little insurance.

Tommy Layne picked up the win, striking out the side in his only inning of work.