Padres Can’t Sweep, But Claim Series

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Game 3 L, 7-1

Sunday’s finale looked to be much of the same. But the Dodgers got a little help from the sun, blooping in a few hits that helped the Dodgers to two runs throughout the game. The Padres offense was stifled by Hyun-Jin Ryu in his return from the disabled list. He entered the 6th inning with around 60 pitches. He eventually finished with 7 innings and 7 strikeouts, only allowing one run on 4 hits.

Eric Stults had a decent outing. He did walk 5 but he also struck out 4 and pitched 6 innings. The bullpen fell apart altogether for the first time in a while. In just 3 innings, the ‘pen allowed 5 runs and walked 3. The 8th inning is what tore open the game. Until that point, the Padres were very much in the game still, only down 2-1.The Dodgers broke it wide open thanks to a couple of RBI singles and a wild pitch by Jesse Hahn. Juan Uribe put the exclamation mark on it as he doubled home the 7th run in the ninth inning. The final score would remain 7-1 as the Dodgers salvaged the finale.