ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SWEEP DOUBLEHEADER WITH DODGERS AND TAKE SERIES LEAD

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Story by Liz Alper

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September 2, 2017 (San Diego) - In the nightcap of today’s doubleheader, Yu Darvish started against Jordan Lyles, another new face from the Padres.

The Dodgers weren’t getting fooled this time.  Justin Turner doubled in the first to score Curtis Granderson and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead.  Funny how a lot can change in three hours.

But Hector Sanchez made things right again in the Padres’ half of the first with a sac groundout to tie the game.

But Adrian Gonzalez, the former Padre, singled up the middle to bring Turner home and give the Dodgers the lead again, 2-1.

But as we did this afternoon, we went back and forth tonight.  Carlos Asuaje hit a home run in the Padres’ half of the third to tie the game once more.  This time, they took it a bit further.  Sanchez singled to right to score Erick Ayba.  Matt Szczur added the big one with a single to right with the bases loaded, giving him two RBIs and the Padres took a big 5-2 lead.   

A few more runs for good measure came in the seventh when Yangervis Solarte, who hit a walk-off home run in the afternoon game, singled to score Sanchez and Jose Pirela hit a two-RBI single of his own for a 7-2 Friars win and the Padres sweep the doubleheader day and take a 2-1 series lead.

The finale is tomorrow at 1:40 p.m.  Alex Wood starts for the Dodgers against Jhoulys Chacin.