Hernandez single in 9th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kike Hernandez came up with a big hit on his bobblehead night.

The Dodgers second baseman capped a three-run ninth inning by blooping a single to score Corey Seager with the winning run and Los Angeles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night after being one-hit through eight innings.

Shut down by rookie Jacob Waguespack, the Dodgers rallied with three straight hits against Derek Law (0-2) for their 12th walk-off victory of the season.

''Not how we scripted it, but it's fitting that Kike walks it off on his bobblehead night,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Max Muncy led off the ninth with a walk and advanced to third when Cody Bellinger lined a one-out double to the right-field corner. Seager tied it with a double to right, and Hernandez provided the walk-off knock to complete a sweep of the Blue Jays.

''I was trying to stay short, trying to not really do too much,'' Hernandez said. ''In that situation, the pressure is on him. Just gave up a two-run lead and the winning run is at second base and still has to get two outs. I got it off the end a little bit, but got through it enough to where it got over the infield's head.''

Casey Sadler (3-0) got the win with a scoreless inning as the Dodgers got the series sweep.

It was the first run that Law had allowed in 16 innings and 14 appearances, which was the second longest active scoreless streak by the majors. The last time he allowed a run was July 18 at Boston.

Law was in the closer's role because Ken Giles was placed on the paternity list before the game.

The Dodgers have a five-game home winning streak going into this weekend's big series against the New York Yankees. The three-game set could serve as a World Series preview as both are vying for best record in the majors. Los Angeles has a two-game lead on New York after the Yankees were swept in their three-game series at Oakland.

Waguespack allowed only one hit and struck out five over seven innings, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits, including a home run , for Toronto, which has dropped five straight and its last two on the final at-bat.

The only baserunners the 25-year old right-hander allowed were in the third when Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda lined a one-out single to left and A.J. Pollock walked. Waguespack got out of the jam by striking out Muncy and Justin Turner lining out to center on the 10th pitch of his at-bat.

''We didn't take a whole lot of good swings tonight really, so you got to give credit to their guy,'' Roberts said. ''Without Kenta, they would have been talking about a potential no-hitter so that was good thing.''

Waguespack said he hung a curveball to Maeda but overall was pleased with his outing.

''I was just trying to get ahead of those guys, mix and keep them off balance,'' Waguespack said. ''I tried to stick to the script and attack.''

Guerrero drove Maeda's curveball over the wall in center on the first pitch of his at-bat in the sixth inning for his 15th homer of the year to extend Toronto's lead to two.

Randal Grichuk and Billy McKinney led off the inning with singles and advanced to second and third on Danny Jansen's ground out to Maeda. Grichuck scored on Derek Fisher's grounder to Hernandez at second.

''I'm not going to lie, this one hurts just because we are playing the best team in baseball,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya said. ''Waguespack pitched outstanding. He is commanding all of his pitches. That was a big test and he got an A-plus.''

Maeda surrendered singles to three of the first six Blue Jays' hitters he faced before retiring 11 straight. The right-hander went six innings and allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

''Kenta really showed well tonight and it was good to see. Quality start,'' Roberts said.

WEB GEMS

Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson made a pair of defensive plays to rob Toronto of hits. He made a nice running grab near the wall on Bo Bichette's line drive in the third and then a diving catch on a bloop fly by Jansen in the seventh. ... Guerrero made a diving catch on Russell Martin's liner at third base in the eighth.

DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER

Muncy's bid for a club record sixth straight game with a home run ended as he went 0 for 3. Muncy also had a nine-game hitting streak snapped where he went deep six times and drove in 12 runs.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: INF David Freese (left hamstring strain) did some running before the game and is on target to return Sept. 1. ... LHP Rich Hill (flexor tendon strain) will throw a bullpen session Saturday with a full mix of pitches.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Open three-game series at Seattle on Friday. RHP Trent Thornton (4-8, 5.30) went six innings and allowed three earned runs against the Mariners on Aug. 17.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-3) leads the majors with a 1.64 ERA as he takes the hill for the series opener against the Yankees Friday.

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  • W: C. Sadler (3-0)L: D. Law (0-2)
  • HR: TOR - V. Guerrero (15)
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R. Tellez 1B40000022.223.278.429.707-1.0
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B. McKinney RF20100010.223.275.426.7010.5
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D. Jansen C30000002.211.281.375.6560.0
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  • a-struck out for McKinney in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Waguespack in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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C. Sadler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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J. Turner 3B40000013.294.378.504.881-0.5
C. Bellinger RF-CF41100000.316.413.6661.0793.0
C. Seager SS41120000.272.344.465.8105.0
E. Hernandez 2B30110010.238.309.427.7362.5
J. Pederson LF-RF30000011.232.325.480.804-0.5
R. Martin C30000000.207.327.299.6260.0
K. Maeda P20100000.262.262.310.5711.0
C. Ferguson P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Y. Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - V. Guerrero (15)
  • RBI - V. Guerrero (55), D. Fisher (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette, R. Tellez, J. Waguespack
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (27), C. Seager (36)
  • RBI - C. Seager 2 (57), E. Hernandez (53)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, J. Turner 2 (2), J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Seager-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Waguespack7.01001503.631.1724.5
J. Adam (H, 1)0.20001101.040.92-0.5
D. Law (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.23331005.131.56-12.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Waguespack7.0
J. Adam (H, 1)0.2
D. Law (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda6.04221914.131.1118.5
C. Ferguson1.00000205.641.684.0
Y. Garcia1.00000303.730.854.5
C. Sadler (W, 3-0)1.01000101.381.019.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda6.0
C. Ferguson1.0
Y. Garcia1.0
C. Sadler (W, 3-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Waguespack (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 95-61, J. Adam 18-8, D. Law 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 7-9
  • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 24, J. Adam 3, D. Law 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 85-57, C. Ferguson 16-11, Y. Garcia 15-9, C. Sadler 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 5-4, C. Sadler 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 23, C. Ferguson 3, Y. Garcia 3, C. Sadler 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Bichette SS40000021.320.364.6501.014-1.0
C. Biggio 2B40000020.206.328.365.693-1.0
V. Guerrero 3B41311010.282.356.477.8337.5
R. Tellez 1B40000022.223.278.429.707-1.0
R. Grichuk CF-RF41100020.238.292.444.7361.0
B. McKinney RF20100010.223.275.426.7010.5
a- T. Hernandez PH-CF10000010.219.294.441.736-0.5
D. Jansen C30000002.211.281.375.6560.0
D. Fisher LF30010021.196.284.392.6760.0
J. Waguespack P10000111.000.500.000.5000.5
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  • a-struck out for McKinney in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Waguespack in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF30000111.265.332.460.7920.5
C. Sadler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Muncy 1B31000122.258.375.538.9131.0
J. Turner 3B40000013.294.378.504.881-0.5
C. Bellinger RF-CF41100000.316.413.6661.0793.0
C. Seager SS41120000.272.344.465.8105.0
E. Hernandez 2B30110010.238.309.427.7362.5
J. Pederson LF-RF30000011.232.325.480.804-0.5
R. Martin C30000000.207.327.299.6260.0
K. Maeda P20100000.262.262.310.5711.0
C. Ferguson P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Y. Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - V. Guerrero (15)
  • RBI - V. Guerrero (55), D. Fisher (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette, R. Tellez, J. Waguespack
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (27), C. Seager (36)
  • RBI - C. Seager 2 (57), E. Hernandez (53)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Pollock, J. Turner 2 (2), J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Turner-Seager-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Waguespack7.01001503.631.1724.5
J. Adam (H, 1)0.20001101.040.92-0.5
D. Law (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.23331005.131.56-12.0
Total8.1433360---
PITCHERSIP
J. Waguespack7.0
J. Adam (H, 1)0.2
D. Law (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.2
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda6.04221914.131.1118.5
C. Ferguson1.00000205.641.684.0
Y. Garcia1.00000303.730.854.5
C. Sadler (W, 3-0)1.01000101.381.019.5
Total9.05221151---
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda6.0
C. Ferguson1.0
Y. Garcia1.0
C. Sadler (W, 3-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Waguespack (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 95-61, J. Adam 18-8, D. Law 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 7-9
  • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 24, J. Adam 3, D. Law 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 85-57, C. Ferguson 16-11, Y. Garcia 15-9, C. Sadler 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 5-4, C. Sadler 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 23, C. Ferguson 3, Y. Garcia 3, C. Sadler 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Hernandez singled to center, Seager scored23
    Seager doubled to deep right, Muncy and Bellinger scored22
  • 6TH INNING
    Guerrero homered to center20
  • 2ND INNING
    Fisher grounded out to second, Grichuk scored, McKinney to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Casey Sadler pitching
    • V. Guerrero: Guerrero singled to left
    • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Tellez grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Guerrero out at second
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Law Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner lined out to right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger doubled to deep right, Muncy to third
    • C. Seager: Seager doubled to deep right, Muncy and Bellinger scored
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez singled to center, Seager scored
    • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brandon Drury hit for Jacob Waguespack
    • Yimi Garcia relieved Caleb Ferguson
    • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
    • B. Bichette: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bichette struck out looking
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jason Adam pitching
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin lined out to third
    • Matt Beaty hit for Yimi Garcia
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beaty walked
    • Derek Law relieved Jason Adam
    • A. Pollock: Pollock flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Caleb Ferguson relieved Kenta Maeda
    • Teoscar Hernandez hit for Billy McKinney
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jansen lined out to left
    • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager flied out to deep center
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio grounded out to pitcher
    • V. Guerrero: Guerrero homered to center
    • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
    • R. Grichuk: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • D. Jansen: Jansen flied out to deep right
    • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
    • J. Waguespack: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Waguespack walked
    • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike swinging, Bichette reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Waguespack out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson grounded out to first
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Maeda: Strike swinging, Maeda grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez grounded out to first
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grichuk flied out to left
    • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger flied out to deep left
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • B. Bichette: Foul, Bichette lined out to left
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
    • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin lined out to second
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maeda singled to left
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock walked, Maeda to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Grichuk singled to shallow center
    • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, McKinney singled to right, Grichuk to second
    • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded out to pitcher, Grichuk to third, McKinney to second
    • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher grounded out to second, Grichuk scored, McKinney to third
    • J. Waguespack: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Waguespack struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger lined out to second
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Seager popped out to third
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson lined out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • B. Bichette: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Biggio popped out to shortstop
    • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Guerrero singled to center
    • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Waguespack Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Foul, Pollock flied out to right
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)