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Rough inning cost Dodgers as they fall to Padres

A forgettable one

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

It was a sixth inning the Dodgers would like to forget, as a three-run inning gave the Padres the lead, and ultimately the 4-3 win.

Entering the inning, LA had the 3-1 lead. Dustin May was cruising, as he had thrown five innings and allowed only one run on one hit. He allowed a double and single to begin the inning, putting runners at the corners with no outs.

Josh Naylor then singled to center, bringing in a run. After A.J. Pollock lobbed it into third, the ball went under the glove of Justin Turner and into the dugout, advancing the runners, and allowing the Padres to tie the game at three. Naylor advanced to third, and came in to score the following at bat on a groundout, giving San Diego the 4-3 lead.

The Dodgers had their chances all night, but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. They went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine runners on base. Through the first four innings, the Dodgers had the bases loaded two separate times, but had no runs to show for it.

Ever since their 16-run outburst last week against Toronto, LA has struggled to score runs. Over their last six games they’ve scored a total of only 13 runs.

Turner went 3-for-5, including hitting his 24th home run of the season. He struck out to end the game, and let the home plate umpire hear it, bumping into him and arguing with him as he walked into the clubhouse. Though the final pitch was a strike, there’s no question it was from frustration from all the missed calls during the course of the game.

Monday particulars

WP: Eric Lauer (7-8) 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 SO

LP: Dustin May (1-3) 5 13 IP, 2 ER, 2 SO

SV: Kirby Yates (38) 1 IP, 3 SO

Home runs: Justin Turner (24) Enrique Hernandez (17)

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will look to get into the win column tomorrow, as Walker Buehler will take the mound. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. PT.