Dodgers walk away with win over PadresApr 14, 2012 - 6:36 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Aaron Harang set a Los Angeles record with nine consecutive strikeouts, one shy of the major league mark, and four consecutive Dodgers walked with two outs in the ninth inning to salvage a 9-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday.
"It's pretty cool to set the record when you consider all the history of the Dodger organization," Harang said.
Harang finished with a career-high 13 strikeouts while allowing four runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings, but did not factor in the decision, because Kenley Jansen (2-0) blew his first save of the season by serving up a two-run homer to Chase Headley in the top of the ninth.
But Jansen recorded the win because Mark Ellis, Matt Kemp, James Loney and Andre Ethier were all issued free passes in the home half after Andrew Cashner (0-1) retired Dee Gordon and Tony Gwynn.
"[Cashner] couldn't get in the zone," said Padres manager Bud Black. "After getting the first two outs, it didn't happen for him."
Ellis walked and stole second before Kemp and Loney made it on base. The Paders then turned to Joe Thatcher, who walked Ethier on four pitches.
The Dodgers, who won their fourth in a row and are now 7-1 on the season, also tied a franchise record with 18 strikeouts in a nine-inning game.
Ethier's game-winning trot to first gave him three RBI on the night. He recorded his first two on a single in the third, three batters after Ellis smacked a two-run base hit.
The Dodgers also put four runs on the board in the fourth, beginning with back-to-back doubles from Justin Sellers and A.J. Ellis and capped off by a two-run blast from Kemp. Gwynn scored A.J. Ellis on a hit up the middle.
Will Venable ended Harang's bid for the major league record when he led off the top of the fourth with a homer just over the left-field wall. San Diego put two more on the board in the inning, and added three in the seventh on two walks, a hit batter, two hits and a sacrifice fly.
San Diego's Cameron Maybin left the game after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. He is probable for Saturday's game....The major league record for consecutive strikeouts, 10, was set by New York Met Tom Seaver on April 22, 1970, also against San Diego...The Dodgers' record was previously held by Johnny Podres, who struck out eight Phillies in July 1962.
- SAN DIEGO: 8
LOS ANGELES: 9
Apr 14 1:26 AM
- Andre Ethier walked in Mark Ellis with two outs to win the game.
Padres 8, Dodgers 9 Bot 9, 2 OutsApr 14 1:26 AM
- Chase Headley two-out, two-run Home Run (2) to right scored Chris Denorfia. Yonder Alonso due up.
Padres 8, Dodgers 8 Top 9, 2 OutsApr 14 1:01 AM
- Chase Headley sacrifice fly to center scored Chris Denorfia with two outs. On the play, Cameron Maybin advances to third. Runners on first and third and Yonder Alonso due up.
Padres 6, Dodgers 8 Top 7, 2 OutsApr 14 12:16 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Jesus Guzman walked in Jason Bartlett with one out. Bases loaded and Chase Headley due up.
Padres 5, Dodgers 8 Top 7, 1 OutApr 14 12:15 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Chris Denorfia double to right scored John Baker with one out. On the play, Jason Bartlett advances to third. Runners on second and third and Cameron Maybin due up.
Padres 4, Dodgers 8 Top 7, 1 OutApr 14 12:06 AM
- Matt Kemp two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right center scored Tony Gwynn Jr.. Juan Rivera due up.
Padres 3, Dodgers 8 Bot 4, 2 OutsApr 13 11:31 PM
- Tony Gwynn Jr. single to center scored A.J. Ellis with one out. Runner on first and Mark Ellis due up.
Padres 3, Dodgers 6 Bot 4, 1 OutApr 13 11:29 PM
- A.J. Ellis double to right scored Justin Sellers with none out.Runner on second and Aaron Harang due up.
Padres 3, Dodgers 5 Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 13 11:26 PM
- Orlando Hudson ground out short to first scored Yonder Alonso with two outs. None on and John Baker due up.
Padres 3, Dodgers 4 Top 4, 2 OutsApr 13 11:16 PM
- Yonder Alonso double to right center scored Chase Headley with none out. Runner on second and Jeremy Hermida due up.
Padres 2, Dodgers 4 Top 4, 0 OutsApr 13 11:14 PM
- Will Venable lead-off Home Run (1) to left. Chase Headley due up.
Padres 1, Dodgers 4 Top 4, 0 OutsApr 13 11:07 PM
- Andre Ethier singled to center scored Mark Ellis and Matt Kemp with two outs. On the play, Juan Rivera advances to second. Runners on first and second and Juan Uribe due up.
Padres 0, Dodgers 4 Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 13 11:02 PM
- Mark Ellis single to second scored Justin Sellers and A.J. Ellis with two outs. Runner on first and Matt Kemp due up.
Padres 0, Dodgers 2 Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 13 10:57 PM
- SAN DIEGO: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Apr 13 10:10 PM
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