Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
National | By Miranda Cannon

Rookie Bellinger homers twice, Dodgers beat Padres 8-2

Rookie Bellinger homers twice, Dodgers beat Padres 8-2

But the Dodgers extended Clayton Kershaw to 118 pitches (the most he has thrown since a complete-game victory over the San Francisco Giants in September 2015) and Jansen to 33 - and neither threw the last pitch in Saturday night's victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Gutierrez scored when an attempted pickoff throw from catcher Austin Hedges hit the left fielder in the back and rolled down the line.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in Major League Baseball action at Petco Park.

Austin Barnes started behind the plate for a Clayton Kershaw start for the first time on Saturday, which was even more noteworthy because the Padres started Clayton Richard on the mound and Austin Hedges behind the plate.

"It's not", Bellinger said after homering twice and driving in four runs to lead the Dodgers to an 8-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

"That was fantastic", Kershaw said of Bellinger.

"[I'm] leaning towards putting [Gonzalez] on the DL, not officially, but I think that's where we're going to go", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told MLB Network Radio earlier in the day. On Friday night against the Padres and starter Jhoulys Chacin, Bellinger is hitting fifth and Pederson is right behind hitting sixth in the Los Angeles lineup.

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He followed that by holding the Padres to three hits over five innings, striking out eight again (including six consecutive batters at one point).

But it was Bellinger stealing the spotlight again, as he continues his torrid pace. "Hitting home runs, laying down bunts for hits when they shift against him, playing defense - he's just an all-around great baseball player". Once ticketed for a return to the minors, Bellinger stayed put and he's making hitting home runs look easy. "It was pretty impressive what he is doing".

"I'm just getting good pitches to hit and just trying to do the most with it that I can".

In the top of the ninth, though, the Dodgers piled on, scoring five times against Padres hapless Rule 5 pick Miguel Diaz.

"The pitch that Bellinger hit out, up above his head practically, you tip your cap on that swing", Green said. The San Diego Padres have lost 13 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal got Saturday off. Padres INF-OF Cory Spangenberg is riding a six-game hitting streak and has hit in nine of his 11 games since being recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

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