Stripling, Dodgers beat Ross, Padres 3-2 to take 3 of 4

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ross Stripling got past the San Diego Padres despite not having his best stuff and now can look forward to his first All-Star Game.

And his defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed sole possession of first place in the NL West for the first time this season, by a half-game over the Arizona Diamondbacks, after beating San Diego 3-2 on Thursday night.

The Dodgers spent much of April and May in fourth place. They were tied for first on July 5, an off day.

''It beats being in second place,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''Outside of that, we're going to focus on the Angels and try to finish these next three games out with wins. We made it a little tough on ourselves early but we righted the ship. But we've got a long way to go.''

Andrew Toles broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single off Tyson Ross in the seventh inning and the Dodgers took three of four from the last-place Padres.

Stripling (8-2) held the Padres to six hits in six scoreless innings, struck out five and walked one. He was added to the NL All-Star roster Wednesday in place of St. Louis right-hander Miles Mikolas, who is scheduled to start Sunday.

''I watched Mookie Betts hit a grand slam today, so I'll try not to throw that pitch,'' Stripling joked. ''But yeah, looking forward to it. Now I can get this one behind me and worry about getting my family to D.C. and my wife and some friends and get some logistics figured out.''

He said his outing ''was just kind of a battle. I feel they put together a bunch of ABs; definitely was not missing a bunch of barrels. Little bit of luck on my end tonight. Overall, we'll take it.''

Stripling said it'll be more important if the Dodgers are still in first place on Sunday.

''If we can be in first place in three days heading into the All-Star break, that's a good feeling,'' he said. ''Obviously the Diamondbacks have put a good season together, but we've been grinding along with them and able to hold our heads and get into first place is cool.''

Ross (5-8) took a one-hit shutout into the seventh before it fell apart. Chris Taylor doubled with one out and manager Andy Green came out to check on the big right-hander. Green let Ross stay in, but he allowed Toles' single on his 101st pitch and was pulled.

''Sometimes you execute and they get enough of it, and that's what happened tonight,'' Ross said.

''He was really good tonight,'' Green said. ''He threw the ball great. Got pitches in all day when he wanted to. Slider was back, had some depth and bite to it. Got some punch-outs again. He was very much himself today. ... I hate that it ended that way for him today, but he was really good.''

Craig Stammen loaded the bases by hitting Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley with pitches before pinch-hitter Matt Kemp, voted to start in the All-Star Game, singled to bring in Toles. Hernandez was thrown out trying to score from second. Joc Pederson followed with an RBI single.

All-Star closer Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 26th save.

San Diego's Wil Myers hit a two-run double off Scott Alexander with two outs in the seventh. The runs were charged to Daniel Hudson, who walked Austin Hedges leading off the inning and then allowed a single to pinch-hitter Franmil Reyes before making way for Alexander.

Ross no doubt boosted his trade value after two rough starts. He has been rumored to be on the trading block, along with All-Star closer Brad Hand. Ross allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three.

ROSTER MOVE

The Padres optioned rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi to Triple-A El Paso and recalled catcher Raffy Lopez. That will allow Lucchesi to make a minor league start during the All-Star break and then it's expected he'll be recalled and put in the back end of the rotation. He lasted only four innings in a 4-2 loss Wednesday night.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (4-2, 3.44 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener of the second round of the Freeway Series against the Angels at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. It'll be his first start since being placed on the 10-day DL with right ribcage soreness on June 29. The Angels will go with Felix Pena (1-0, 3.63).

Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (7-8, 4.50) starts the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs, who counter with RHP Tyler Chatwood (3-5, 5.01).

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  • W: R. Stripling (8-2)L: T. Ross (5-8)S: K. Jansen (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson LF30210100.251.332.525.8575.0
M. Muncy 3B30000112.272.414.6061.0190.5
C. Bellinger 1B40000014.241.323.482.805-0.5
Y. Grandal C40000010.239.336.443.779-0.5
C. Taylor SS31100110.256.335.455.7903.5
A. Toles CF41110011.300.364.400.7642.5
E. Hernandez RF30000011.227.312.463.7740.5
C. Utley 2B10000110.231.313.331.6440.5
L. Forsythe PR-2B11000010.201.261.296.5570.5
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b- J. Turner PH10000000.258.354.393.7470.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Stripling in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Floro in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski RF-CF50000023.264.348.328.676-1.0
C. Asuaje 3B30100010.212.286.307.5920.5
a- C. Villanueva PH-3B20000013.226.283.471.754-0.5
W. Myers LF40320001.306.364.613.9767.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000003.250.321.396.7170.0
J. Pirela 2B40100010.260.310.356.6671.5
F. Galvis SS40100021.232.290.328.6182.0
M. Margot CF20000101.237.301.356.6561.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Lopez PH10000010.178.261.287.548-0.5
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A. Hedges C31100111.224.286.379.6652.5
T. Ross P20000013.125.147.125.272-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Reyes RF11100100.232.270.453.7233.0
  • a-struck out for Asuaje in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Strahm in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (16), C. Taylor (21)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (36), A. Toles (3), M. Kemp (60)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers 2 (8), J. Pirela (19)
  • RBI - W. Myers 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 2 (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Utley
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Galvis (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - W. Myers (3)
  • DP - (Hedges-Galvis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (W, 8-2)6.06001502.081.0823.5
D. Hudson0.01221004.001.39-4.0
S. Alexander (H, 12)1.01000203.481.283.0
D. Floro (H, 3)1.00000202.481.284.0
K. Jansen (S, 26)1.00001102.230.959.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling (W, 8-2)6.0
D. Hudson0.0
S. Alexander (H, 12)1.0
D. Floro (H, 3)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 26)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (L, 5-8)6.13223504.321.2710.5
C. Stammen0.12110003.051.17-3.0
M. Strahm1.10001302.561.013.5
A. Cimber1.00000103.111.043.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (L, 5-8)6.1
C. Stammen0.1
M. Strahm1.1
A. Cimber1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 90-58, D. Hudson 7-3, S. Alexander 13-9, D. Floro 16-10, K. Jansen 29-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 7-6, S. Alexander 1-0, D. Floro 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 25, D. Hudson 2, S. Alexander 4, D. Floro 3, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Ross (4)
  • HBP - C. Stammen 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 101-59, C. Stammen 10-7, M. Strahm 21-13, A. Cimber 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 7-6, M. Strahm 1-0, A. Cimber 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 24, C. Stammen 4, M. Strahm 5, A. Cimber 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson LF30210100.251.332.525.8575.0
M. Muncy 3B30000112.272.414.6061.0190.5
C. Bellinger 1B40000014.241.323.482.805-0.5
Y. Grandal C40000010.239.336.443.779-0.5
C. Taylor SS31100110.256.335.455.7903.5
A. Toles CF41110011.300.364.400.7642.5
E. Hernandez RF30000011.227.312.463.7740.5
C. Utley 2B10000110.231.313.331.6440.5
L. Forsythe PR-2B11000010.201.261.296.5570.5
R. Stripling P20000010.083.083.083.167-0.5
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K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Stripling in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Floro in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Jankowski RF-CF50000023.264.348.328.676-1.0
C. Asuaje 3B30100010.212.286.307.5920.5
a- C. Villanueva PH-3B20000013.226.283.471.754-0.5
W. Myers LF40320001.306.364.613.9767.0
E. Hosmer 1B40000003.250.321.396.7170.0
J. Pirela 2B40100010.260.310.356.6671.5
F. Galvis SS40100021.232.290.328.6182.0
M. Margot CF20000101.237.301.356.6561.0
M. Strahm P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Lopez PH10000010.178.261.287.548-0.5
A. Cimber P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Hedges C31100111.224.286.379.6652.5
T. Ross P20000013.125.147.125.272-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Reyes RF11100100.232.270.453.7233.0
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  • a-struck out for Asuaje in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Strahm in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (16), C. Taylor (21)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (36), A. Toles (3), M. Kemp (60)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Pederson (11)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers 2 (8), J. Pirela (19)
  • RBI - W. Myers 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers 2 (11)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Utley
BASERUNNING
  • SB - F. Galvis (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - W. Myers (3)
  • DP - (Hedges-Galvis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (W, 8-2)6.06001502.081.0823.5
D. Hudson0.01221004.001.39-4.0
S. Alexander (H, 12)1.01000203.481.283.0
D. Floro (H, 3)1.00000202.481.284.0
K. Jansen (S, 26)1.00001102.230.959.5
Total9.08223100---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling (W, 8-2)6.0
D. Hudson0.0
S. Alexander (H, 12)1.0
D. Floro (H, 3)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 26)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Ross (L, 5-8)6.13223504.321.2710.5
C. Stammen0.12110003.051.17-3.0
M. Strahm1.10001302.561.013.5
A. Cimber1.00000103.111.043.5
Total9.0533490---
PITCHERSIP
T. Ross (L, 5-8)6.1
C. Stammen0.1
M. Strahm1.1
A. Cimber1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 90-58, D. Hudson 7-3, S. Alexander 13-9, D. Floro 16-10, K. Jansen 29-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 7-6, S. Alexander 1-0, D. Floro 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 25, D. Hudson 2, S. Alexander 4, D. Floro 3, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Ross (4)
  • HBP - C. Stammen 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 101-59, C. Stammen 10-7, M. Strahm 21-13, A. Cimber 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 7-6, M. Strahm 1-0, A. Cimber 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Ross 24, C. Stammen 4, M. Strahm 5, A. Cimber 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Myers doubled to deep center, Hedges and Reyes scored32
    Pederson singled to right, Forsythe scored, Kemp to third30
    Kemp singled to left, Toles scored, Hernandez out at home, Forsythe to second20
    Toles singled to left center, Taylor scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Cimber pitching
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
    • Justin Turner hit for Dylan Floro
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes walked
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski popped out to shortstop
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Villanueva flied out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Toles: Strike looking, Ball, Toles grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dylan Floro relieved Scott Alexander
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pirela grounded out to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Raffy Lopez hit for Matt Strahm
    • R. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal fouled out to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Taylor doubled to deep left
    • A. Toles: Ball, Foul, Toles singled to left center, Taylor scored
    • Craig Stammen relieved Tyson Ross
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch, Toles to second
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Utley hit by pitch, Toles to third, Hernandez to second
    • Logan Forsythe ran for Chase Utley
    • Matt Kemp hit for Ross Stripling
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Kemp singled to left, Toles scored, Hernandez out at home, Forsythe to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson singled to right, Forsythe scored, Kemp to third
    • Franmil Reyes in right field
    • Matt Strahm pitching
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy walked, Pederson to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hedges walked
    • F. Reyes: Reyes singled to left, Hedges to second
    • Scott Alexander relieved Daniel Hudson
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • Christian Villanueva hit for Carlos Asuaje
    • C. Villanueva: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Myers doubled to deep center, Hedges and Reyes scored
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • R. Stripling: Strike looking, Stripling grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pederson doubled to deep center
    • M. Muncy: Muncy lined out to right
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Foul, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • A. Toles: Toles lined out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Jankowski grounded out to third
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers singled to left
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to catcher
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Grandal popped out to third
    • C. Taylor: Taylor flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pirela lined out to first
    • F. Galvis: Galvis reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Galvis stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hedges reached on an infield single to shortstop, Galvis to third, Margot to second
    • T. Ross: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Utley walked
    • R. Stripling: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Utley caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • T. Ross: Foul, Ball, Ross flied out to deep center
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Jankowski flied out to left
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje singled to right
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Myers grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor walked
    • A. Toles: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Toles struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Taylor to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela doubled to left center
    • F. Galvis: Galvis flied out to left
    • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to pitcher, Pirela to third
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Ross Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to first
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje flied out to deep center
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Myers doubled to deep left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)