Dodgers get 1st hits in 9th, beat Padres 1-0Jul 10, 2011 - 12:56 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Dodgers went from being no-hit to producing a walkoff win in a span of two batters Saturday.
Juan Uribe lined a two-out double in the ninth inning to break up a no-hitter and came around to score on a single by Dioner Navarro, lifting Los Angeles to its second consecutive 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Only one hit -- Cameron Maybin's single in the top of the fifth -- had been recorded by either team before Uribe launched a 1-2 pitch from Padres reliever Luke Gregerson (2-2) over the head of left fielder Chris Denorfia, breaking up San Diego's bid for the first no-hitter in franchise history.
Navarro then worked the count to his favor before smacking a 3-1 offering into center field to send the Dodgers to their third straight win -- all shutouts. It was the first time Los Angeles has thrown three consecutive shutouts since July 25-27, 1991.
"It was a bizarre game," Navarro said. "We've been struggling with runners on, but all that matters is we got the win. That's the bottom line."
Matt Guerrier, Mike MacDougal and Blake Hawksworth (2-2) each tossed one inning in relief of Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa, who gave up the single to Maybin over his six innings of work. The rookie right-hander walked four and struck out a career-high eight batters.
San Diego's Aaron Harang, fresh off the 15-day disabled list, walked three and fanned six in six full frames. He was lifted from his first start sine June 9 after throwing 95 pitches. The veteran hurler was sidelined with a right foot contusion.
"It wasn't frustrating. [Manager Bud Black's] looking after my health right there," Harang said when asked about being removed from the game with a no- hitter intact. "I think it's a different situation if I'm through seven innings. It's probably gonna be a different scenario."
Josh Spence succeeded Harang to begin the seventh and struck out Andre Ethier before being replaced by Chad Qualls. Matt Kemp reached second on a throwing error by San Diego shortstop Jason Bartlett. After Qualls intentionally walked James Loney, Uribe popped out in foul territory and Navarro grounded out to end the inning.
The Dodgers threatened again in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Trent Oeltjen dropped down a sacrifice bunt after Mike Adams issued a leadoff walk to Jamey Carroll. But a throwing error allowed Oeltjen to reach base. Adams, though, retired the next three batters to keep the game scoreless.
Seven of the Dodgers' last nine wins have come via shutout...Saturday's shutout loss was the Padres' 15th of the year...San Diego has lost four in a row overall, all by one run...To make room for Harang on the roster, the Padres optioned pitcher Pat Neshek to Triple-A Tucson...Los Angeles will look to complete the three-game sweep Sunday with Ted Lilly on the mound. Tim Stauffer will get the starting nod for San Diego.
- SAN DIEGO: 0
LOS ANGELES: 1
Jul 9 7:04 PM
- Dioner Navarro single to center scored Juan Uribe with two out to win the game.
Padres 0, Dodgers 1 Bot 9, 2 OutsJul 9 7:03 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
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