9/30/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles hit four home runs in the eighth inning to propel them to an incredible 11-9 comeback win over San Diego on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
The win helped the Dodgers stay alive in the NL West race and are two games behind the San Francisco Giants.
"It was something special," Dodgers manager Dave Robert's said. "The object of the game is to win baseball games, and we won the game with a crazy explosion in the eighth inning."
The Dodgers jumped all over San Diego's starting pitcher Ryan Weathers in the first inning. Cory Seager hit a double to deep left-field.
Trea Turner came up to bat and knocked in Seager with a single to shallow left field. Max Muncy gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead with an RBI single to right field. AJ Pollock hit a two-run home run to left-center field to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
San Diego cut the lead to 4-1 on Victor Caratini's solo home run in the top of the second inning. The Dodgers extended the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the second inning after Mookie Betts scored on a Seager RBI double.
In the top of the third inning, Adam Frazier singled to right field. Manny Machado hit a 2-run home run to right-center field. San Diego still trailed 5-3.
The Padres scored a run to make it 5-4 in the top of the fourth inning after Frazier hit a ground-rule double to deep right-center field. Caratini scored. Wil Myers tied it for San Diego 5-5 when he scored on a fielding error by Seager.
Myers hit an RBI triple to deep center field to give the Padres a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth inning. Gavin Lux hit the wall hard and had to exit the game after nearly making the play on the go-ahead triple by Myers.
Max Scherzer struggled against San Diego. He went five innings and gave up 11 hits with six runs.
Brusdar Graterol came in to pitch in the top of the seventh inning. He walked Machado and Eric Homer then gave up a double to Pham. Machado would score on the double to give San Diego a 7-5 lead.
Trent Grisham hit a single to right field that scored Machado and Homer. San Diego took a 9-5 lead in the seventh inning. Betts cut the lead 9-6 with a 427-foot solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Dodgers' comeback started in the bottom of the eighth inning when Muncy hit a solo home run to make it 9-7. Pollock followed that with a solo home run to right field.
Cody Bellinger, who had replaced Lux, hit a solo home run to right field to tie it 9-9. Seager put the Dodgers ahead 11-9 with a 2-run home run to right field.
"That was really special," Bellinger said. "That was a crazy inning. Maybe the craziest I've been a part of."
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