Dodgers complete sweep of Padres with 13-4 drubbing

SAN DIEGO (AP) Max Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the San Diego Padres 13-4 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.

The Dodgers extended their season-high winning streak to four.

The Padres struck out 13 times. On Tuesday night, they struck out 20 times in a 7-3, 12-inning loss, tying the club record set in a 15-inning game in 2001.
The Dodgers outscored the Padres 30-10 in the series.

Muncy, recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, hit a two-run homer to left to cap a five-run outburst with no outs in the third inning against Luis Perdomo that gave the Dodgers a 9-2 lead. Chase Utley was aboard on a two-run double that followed Joc Pederson’s RBI single.

Muncy’s last homer came with Oakland in 2016, when he hit two. He spent all of 2017 in Triple-A.

Maeda (2-1) allowed four runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the season. He matched the 10 strikeouts he had in his first start, a win against San Francisco on March 31. He walked two.

Maeda walked Austin Hedges with the bases loaded in the second, then allowed Perdomo’s sacrifice fly. He allowed Carlos Asuaje’s two-run double in the third.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the first, including two on third baseman Christian Villanueva’s throwing error on Matt Kemp’s infield single and Cody Bellinger’s RBI single. Seager hit an RBI single in the second.

Perdomo (1-2) is in danger of pitching himself out of the rotation. He was gone after allowing nine runs, seven earned, on 10 hits in three innings. He struck out four and walked two.

He was coming off a five-game suspension for throwing behind Colorado’s Nolan Arenando and inciting a brawl on April 11.

Los Angeles added on in the late innings. Yasmani Grandal hit an RBI double in the eighth while Pederson had a two-run double and Yasiel Puig an RBI single in the ninth.

ODD MOMENT

Pederson, the Dodgers’ left fielder, leaped against the wall along the line in an attempt to catch Carlos Asuaje’s foul ball in the seventh. He had it in his glove for a split second but it popped out when he came down. Appearing angry, Pederson picked it up and flung it all the way into the third deck. Pederson appeared to be distracted by a fan and umpires reviewed the play for possible fan interference, but ruled there was none.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Placed LHP Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with an inflamed middle finger, retroactive to Sunday, and recalled LH reliever Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: With Hill going on the DL, the Dodgers are considering whether to move LHP Clayton up a day to oppose Washington RHP Max Scherzer or bring up someone from the minors.

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (2-1, 3.50) is scheduled to start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Arizona.

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