LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tony Gonsolin played five scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a four-hitter against a supercharged lineup of the San Diego Padres to win 8-1 Friday night after honoring Vin Scully Of.
Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts led the stadium to a tone of Scully’s signature “It’s Time for Dodgers Baseball” during a memorial before the game. Scully died Tuesday at the age of 94.
“It just shows how much the Dodgers family have for Vin,” Roberts said. “It was a special moment.”
NL West rivals met for the first time when San Diego acquired superstars Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. The Dodgers extended their division lead over the Padres to a season-best 13 1/2 games and showed no signs of slowing down.
Gonsolin (13-1) hit a six and allowed three hits. He overcame 30 pitches in the first innings and dropped two runners. After that he settled down.
“I was grinding my bat. (Jurrickson) was too proffer starting at 10-11 (pitch),” said Gonsolin. “To spoil some good pitches. I was bowling a lot of balls early but executed it when needed. ,
Soto was bombarded with “Future Dodger” chants at Chavez Ravin last month when he played in the All-Star Game with his name on the trade block. Washington instead sent the 23-year-old to rival Los Angeles, and Soto was booed at every bat on Friday.
Soto and ex-Dodger Manny Machado had two of the Padres’ four hits.
The Dodgers scored four runs for a two-run double by Hanser Alberto in the first innings, an infield single and an error by Will Smith. The Dodgers added another four runs in the third inning, on a two-run double by Chris Taylor – in his first game from IL – and a two-run double by Cody Bellinger.
Shaun Manea (6-6) had the worst start of his season, scoring eight runs for 10 hits in four innings.
Padres manager Bob Melvin said, “I’ve often said you can get to the starter several times before you get into the rhythm and they certainly did.” “They were on some fastballs in the middle of the plate and it was a tough innings and third one.”
Joey Gallo had a pinch hit single in the ninth inning, his second hit since being acquired by the Dodgers from the New York Yankees.
In the ninth, the Padres scored on Drury’s sacrificial fly.
No News is good news
Clayton Kershaw’s MRI on Friday revealed nothing new. He has a back pain that forced him to miss Thursday’s game against the Giants. Roberts said he would rest and be set again.
“There were no new findings, so this is a positive,” Roberts said. “It was the best position to come from an MRI.”
Friends don’t let friends wear brown
Tree Turner is a former teammate in Washington with Juan Soto and Josh Bell, and will now see them in plenty in the NL West. The Dodgers and Padres play nine times in September.
“I told them they looked terrible in gray,” joked Tree Turner. “It’s nice to see him in a team that is competing. Juan has won the World Series and in 2019 was obviously a big part of our (national) team. JB hasn’t arrived yet. Hopefully he has.” Will have a chance to play after the season. Glad for those guys. Look forward to playing a lot of baseball games.”
Before he threw a pitch, Gonsolin lowered his hat from the mound to the broadcast booth. Gonsolin never got a chance to meet Scully.
“Being able to start today’s first day with the ceremony, I wanted to show my appreciation for Vin,” said Gonsolin.
Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (fractured wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A San Antonio on Saturday or Sunday.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (3-3, 3.13 ERA) earned his first win in more than a month on his last start, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings against Colorado.
Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.77 ERA) allowed just one earned run and four hits in four innings against the Giants on Monday. This was his second start with a left shoulder strain.
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