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Max Muncy hits a walk-off double, Dodgers win 11-10

The Dodgers record improves to 74-40

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LOS ANGELES —— You can never count the Dodgers out, especially when they are playing at Chavez Ravine.

This time around, the Dodgers were trailing by a run when Max Muncy came up to the plate with one out. Alex Verdugo and Corey Seager were aboard via a fielders choice and an error, so it was Muncy’s chance to take advantage of the opportunity.

And he did.

Muncy doubled to right field, just far enough to get away from Hunter Renfroe’s glove. Verdugo easily crossed the plate and a bad throw to home allowed Seager to breeze through as the game winning run.

Their 11-10 win came in as the team’s ninth walk-off of the season.

But before all this exciting walk-off business could happen, the Dodgers had to be losing.

The Padres were trailing by one run in the seventh inning when Fernando Tatis Jr. got aboard on an error by Julio Urías. Then, Urías — or the home plate umpire — missed another critical pitch to walk Greg Garcia. Manny Machado punched a single to right that tied the game and Garcia went to third base.

Eric Hosmer drove in the tie-breaking run on a sacrifice fly to left.

In the eighth inning, J.T. Chargois gave up two more runs on some singles and a sacrifice fly.

The Dodgers then rallied again with a walk, an infield single and A.J. Pollock’s double to right to put the tying run in scoring position. Matt Beaty grounded out to make it 10-9 but then Justin Turner could not score Pollock who was thrown out on a contact play fielder’s choice to home.

The Dodgers got their first chance at redemption in the eighth, but Will Smith’s liner was hit straight to Tatis ended the inning.

Both starting pitchers had innings where they gave up multiple runs. Chris Paddack gave up a pair of 3-run innings while Kenta Maeda would be chased after giving up five runs in the third inning.

The Dodgers scored their first three runs on a solo home run by Max Muncy and a 2-run laser over the right-center wall by Russell Martin.

In the third inning, Paddack singled home Francisco Mejia who had doubled to lead off the inning. With two outs, Machado walked to load the bases and Hosmer hit a grand slam home run to put the Padres up 5-3.

Manuel Margot would hit a home run off Yimi Garcia in the fourth to give the Padres a three-run lead.

But in the bottom of the fourth, Muncy would hit a lead-off double and Pollock was hit by a pitch to bring up Matt Beaty. Beaty hit a chopper to the left side that just ticked off Machado’s glove and it would end up being a double.

Kristopher Negrón then singled home both runners to tie the game.

In the sixth inning, A.J. Pollock broke the tie with a solo home run in the sixth inning but the Dodgers would only lead until the next inning.

Sunday particulars

WP: Pedro Báez (6-2), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K

LP: Kirby Yates (0-3), 23 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 K

Home runs: Max Muncy (27), Russell Martin (4), Eric Hosmer (16), Manuel Margot (8); A.J. Pollock (8)

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will host perennial NL Central contender St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game series beginning on Monday night. Tony Gonsolin will be making his first start at Dodger Stadium as he matches up against Michael Wacha. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PDT.

Elizabeth Islas contributed to this article.