MLB: Manny Machado led Padres to Game 2 win


Manny Machado made sure to annoy fans in Los Angeles and the Dodgers in a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

This result allows the Padres to tie the division series after losing Game 1 the day before.

The Padres’ third batter of the game was greeted at bat by boos from the LA crowd. Machado responded in the best way possible with a solo homer at the expense of Clayton Kershaw.

The Dodgers, however, brought smiles to their fans in the next two innings with homers from Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy past Yu Darvish. Machado came back on the charge in the third with a double that pushed Ha-Seong Kim home to tie the game.

Jake Cronenworth followed up with a ground ball that gave the Padres the lead.

The long ball served the Dodgers once again, as on their turn at bat, Trea Turner sent the ball into the stands to tie the game 3-3.

It was 4-3 Padres thanks to a productive single from Jurickson Profar when Cronenworth again assisted his team with a long ball.

The lead held thanks to Padres relief, including Josh Hader, who had the last four outs of the game for San Diego.

Darvish finished his game with three earned runs and seven strikeouts in five innings. Kershaw also pitched five innings, allowing three runs and six hits.

The two teams will meet on Friday for the third game of the series.



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