Padres down Dodgers with 9th inning heroics

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Photo credit Harry How / Staff

The Padres beat the Dodgers 11-8 in a drama-filled game on Monday night. San Diego trailed 7-2 after 3 innings, and the 5-run deficit they overcame was their largest of the season. The Padres blasted 4 home runs on the night, getting 2 from Manny Machado, including a 2-run blast in the 6th to bring the Padres within 1 run, before Matthew Batten tied the game with an RBI-double to center. The 7-7 tie would hold until the 9th inning, when Juan Soto crushed a 3-run shot to give the Friars the lead. Xander Bogaerts added a solo homer in the 9th to give the Padres some extra insurance. Josh Hader came on in a non-save situation with the Padres leading by 4, and made things interesting. After getting Mookie Betts to line out, Hader allowed a single to Freddie Freeman and a walk to Will Smith, before striking out Max Muncy. With 2 on and 2 out, JD Martinez drove in a run with a single, followed by Kike Hernandez drawing a walk to load the bases and bring the go-ahead run to the plate in Chris Taylor. But Taylor would softly line out to Bogaerts to end the game, as Hader shut the door with a 43 pitch inning. Michael Wacha will draw the start for the Padres on Tuesday.

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