Quake, rattle, roll: Padres beat Dodgers 3-2 during shaker

LOS ANGELES (AP) Eric Lauer was on the Dodger Stadium mound when he heard the crowd suddenly get loud and wondered why.

''I thought there was like a streaker at first and then I looked around, there was nobody,'' he said. ''I thought there was a fight in the stands.''

Lauer kept pitching, throwing two strikes in the midst of a strong earthquake that rattled the stadium during San Diego's 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

''Not many people can say they threw a strike during an earthquake,'' Lauer said. ''My ball, my pitch, started an earthquake.''

Early magnitude estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey wavered between 6.9 and 7.1.

Lauer didn't realize it until he returned to the dugout and his teammates asked if he felt it.

''I was locked in no matter what,'' he said. ''When you really focus in there's not a lot that can distract you.''

All-Star lefty Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sharp innings for the Dodgers, but the loss snapped their nine-game home winning streak.

Kershaw was in the tunnel between the dugout and clubhouse during the quake and said he didn't feel it.

''We really couldn't feel it as much on the field as the people in the upper deck, so there was a lot of commotion going on,'' said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was quickly informed of the cause. ''Dodger Stadium held up.''

Lauer was facing Enrique Hernandez when the quake struck in the fourth. Lauer's first three pitches of the at-bat - including two strikes - came during the shaking that unnerved some fans in the crowd of 49,790 enough to move from their seats in the upper reserve level and caused the press box to lurch for several seconds.

The TV broadcast was marred by the camera bouncing up and down.

Hearing the crowd stirring, Hernandez stepped out of the batter's box after Lauer's third pitch. He eventually flied out to left field to end the inning.

''He didn't feel it, either, so he was kind of wondering what all the ruckus was about,'' Roberts said. ''I was hoping that he would hit the ball out of the ballpark, add to the commotion.''

Padres manager Andy Green said he felt the quake and noticed one of the foul poles swaying.

''I said to (coach) Rod (Barajas) that I'd love for Kike Hernandez to hit a ball right down the line where the foul pole sways in and the ball swings just foul based on that,'' he said.

Nothing was said by the public address announcer regarding the quake.

''People were freaking out,'' said Daniel Earle, a 52-year-old fan sitting with his wife in the reserve level. ''I'm surprised my arm is still here. She was squeezing into it so hard.''

Jamie Taralunga of Ann Arbor, Michigan, landed in Los Angeles on Thursday, just after a 6.4-magnitude quake. The latest one unnerved her.

''It was pretty crazy,'' she said. ''I just heard a bunch of screaming all of a sudden and everyone's shaking back and forth. Swaying almost like a boat.''

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was relaxing on a couch in the clubhouse when the shaking began.

''I thought I was tripping for a second,'' he said. ''It's not fun. You get worried. There's 50,000 people in the stands, the stadium is shaking, and there's nowhere to go.''

Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo noticed third base coach Dino Ebel moving his arm in a wave-like motion.

''I kind of felt the railing and I was like, we are moving a little bit,'' the rookie said. ''We could be scared but I can't tell the earth to stop moving.''

Verdugo said teammate Chris Taylor was ''all fired up'' and came running out from the batting cage after seeing the jarring motion on the TV broadcast.

Hunter Renfroe matched a career high with his 26th homer, connecting off Yimi Garcia (1-3) with two outs in the eighth to snap a 2-all tie.

Craig Stammen (6-4) got the victory in relief. Kirby Yates earned his 28th save.

The Dodgers tied it at 2 in the sixth. Newly named All-Star Max Muncy grounded into a fielder's choice to first base that scored Verdugo, who had a leadoff double and went to third on Lauer's wild pitch.

Taylor's RBI single in the third provided the Dodgers' first run.

The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the third.

Eric Hosmer's RBI double to deep center scored Lauer, who reached on catcher's interference by Austin Barnes. Manny Machado, the former Dodger who has been booed heavily in the first two games of the series, followed with a fielder's choice groundout to third that scored Fernando Tatis Jr., who singled.

Lauer allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Kershaw gave up two runs - one earned - and five hits. He struck out nine and walked one.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: C Will Smith went on the 10-day IL with a strained right oblique, retroactive to June 25. ... OF A.J. Pollock (right elbow inflammation) and SS Corey Seager (strained left hamstring) are scheduled to be activated for the first game at Boston after the All-Star break. ... INF David Freese (strained left hamstring) is about 75% healthy and might not return this weekend as originally thought.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Chris Paddack (5-4, 3.05 ERA) makes his second start against the Dodgers. The rookie gave up six runs, three earned, in a 6-3 road loss on May 14.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (7-4, 3.78) has limited batters to a .224 average in 13 career starts against San Diego. He's 6-3 with a 4.11 ERA in that span.

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AP freelancer Jolene Latimer contributed to this report.

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  • W: C. Stammen (6-4)L: Y. Garcia (1-3)S: K. Yates (28)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Tatis SS41200003.328.394.602.9963.0
E. Hosmer 1B40110011.293.343.457.8012.5
M. Machado 3B40110011.272.346.502.8481.5
F. Reyes RF40000022.252.301.551.852-1.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Renfroe LF-RF41111010.248.306.609.9155.5
F. Mejia C40100020.209.263.341.6030.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000010.217.275.370.6450.5
E. Lauer P01000000.091.091.136.2271.0
a- J. Naylor PH10000010.209.265.319.584-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Myers LF10000010.218.316.405.721-0.5
M. Margot CF30000121.235.292.337.6290.0
  • a-struck out for Lauer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS50210023.268.333.472.8052.0
A. Verdugo CF41200003.300.348.487.8354.0
J. Turner 3B40000023.292.375.438.813-1.0
C. Bellinger RF30100101.344.439.7071.1462.0
M. Muncy 1B40010022.273.374.535.9100.0
E. Hernandez 2B40000013.219.287.412.699-0.5
K. Garlick LF30000012.229.289.457.747-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH10000000.245.340.534.8740.0
A. Barnes C31100000.211.306.351.6572.0
b- M. Beaty PH10000000.288.308.413.7220.0
C. Kershaw P10000001.074.074.074.1480.0
c- E. Rios PH10000010.231.412.385.796-0.5
Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- R. Martin PH00000000.239.364.316.6801.0
  • a-flied out for Garlick in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
  • d-hit by pitch for Y. Garcia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (15)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (26)
  • SH - E. Lauer (5)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer (62), M. Machado (58), H. Renfroe (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Tatis 3 (3), E. Hosmer, F. Reyes 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (19)
  • SH - C. Kershaw (7)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (41), M. Muncy (59)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Taylor, A. Verdugo, J. Turner, C. Bellinger, E. Hernandez, K. Garlick 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Tatis-Hosmer; Machado-Kinsler-Hosmer)
  • E - F. Mejia (2), F. Reyes (5)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer6.04211604.041.3018.0
C. Stammen (W, 6-4)1.12000104.001.248.5
K. Yates (S, 28)1.20000201.220.8111.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer6.0
C. Stammen (W, 6-4)1.1
K. Yates (S, 28)1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.05211903.091.0521.5
Y. Garcia (L, 1-3)2.01110314.110.770.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
Y. Garcia (L, 1-3)2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Lauer (2)
  • HBP - K. Yates (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 95-65, C. Stammen 21-15, K. Yates 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 6-8, C. Stammen 1-2, K. Yates 2-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 25, C. Stammen 6, K. Yates 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kershaw
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 96-68, Y. Garcia 27-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-4, Y. Garcia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 29, Y. Garcia 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Tatis SS41200003.328.394.602.9963.0
E. Hosmer 1B40110011.293.343.457.8012.5
M. Machado 3B40110011.272.346.502.8481.5
F. Reyes RF40000022.252.301.551.852-1.0
K. Yates P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Renfroe LF-RF41111010.248.306.609.9155.5
F. Mejia C40100020.209.263.341.6030.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000010.217.275.370.6450.5
E. Lauer P01000000.091.091.136.2271.0
a- J. Naylor PH10000010.209.265.319.584-0.5
C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Myers LF10000010.218.316.405.721-0.5
M. Margot CF30000121.235.292.337.6290.0
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  • a-struck out for Lauer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor SS50210023.268.333.472.8052.0
A. Verdugo CF41200003.300.348.487.8354.0
J. Turner 3B40000023.292.375.438.813-1.0
C. Bellinger RF30100101.344.439.7071.1462.0
M. Muncy 1B40010022.273.374.535.9100.0
E. Hernandez 2B40000013.219.287.412.699-0.5
K. Garlick LF30000012.229.289.457.747-0.5
a- J. Pederson PH10000000.245.340.534.8740.0
A. Barnes C31100000.211.306.351.6572.0
b- M. Beaty PH10000000.288.308.413.7220.0
C. Kershaw P10000001.074.074.074.1480.0
c- E. Rios PH10000010.231.412.385.796-0.5
Y. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- R. Martin PH00000000.239.364.316.6801.0
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  • a-flied out for Garlick in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Barnes in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
  • d-hit by pitch for Y. Garcia in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (15)
  • HR - H. Renfroe (26)
  • SH - E. Lauer (5)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer (62), M. Machado (58), H. Renfroe (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Tatis 3 (3), E. Hosmer, F. Reyes 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (19)
  • SH - C. Kershaw (7)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (41), M. Muncy (59)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Taylor, A. Verdugo, J. Turner, C. Bellinger, E. Hernandez, K. Garlick 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Tatis-Hosmer; Machado-Kinsler-Hosmer)
  • E - F. Mejia (2), F. Reyes (5)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Lauer6.04211604.041.3018.0
C. Stammen (W, 6-4)1.12000104.001.248.5
K. Yates (S, 28)1.20000201.220.8111.0
Total9.0621190---
PITCHERSIP
E. Lauer6.0
C. Stammen (W, 6-4)1.1
K. Yates (S, 28)1.2
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.05211903.091.0521.5
Y. Garcia (L, 1-3)2.01110314.110.770.5
Total9.06321121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
Y. Garcia (L, 1-3)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Lauer (2)
  • HBP - K. Yates (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Lauer 95-65, C. Stammen 21-15, K. Yates 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Lauer 6-8, C. Stammen 1-2, K. Yates 2-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Lauer 25, C. Stammen 6, K. Yates 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kershaw
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 96-68, Y. Garcia 27-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-4, Y. Garcia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 29, Y. Garcia 7
  • 8TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left center32
  • 6TH INNING
    Muncy reached on fielder's choice to first, Verdugo scored, Bellinger to second22
  • 3RD INNING
    Taylor singled to center, Barnes scored, Kershaw to second21
    Machado grounded out to third, Tatis scored, Hosmer to third20
    Hosmer doubled to deep right center, Lauer scored, Tatis to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Y. Garcia Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to deep center
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joc Pederson hit for Kyle Garlick
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson flied out to deep right
    • Matt Beaty hit for Austin Barnes
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Beaty grounded out to second
    • Russell Martin hit for Yimi Garcia
    • R. Martin: Ball, Martin hit by pitch
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Yimi Garcia pitching
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Reyes grounded out to third
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Renfroe homered to left center
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Stammen Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner flied out to shallow right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger singled to right center
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • Wil Myers in left field
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Josh Naylor hit for Eric Lauer
    • J. Naylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Naylor struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • F. Tatis: Foul, Ball, Tatis singled to left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Barnes grounded out to shortstop
    • Edwin Rios hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • E. Rios: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Rios struck out on foul tip
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor singled to center
    • A. Verdugo: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Verdugo lined out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Renfroe flied out to deep right
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Mejia lined out to center
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo doubled to deep right center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner fouled out to first
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • M. Muncy: Muncy reached on fielder's choice to first, Verdugo scored, Bellinger to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garlick struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer struck out looking
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garlick lined out to center
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnes singled to center
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Barnes to second on catcher Mejia throwing error
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Taylor grounded into double play third to second to first, Kershaw out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe flied out to deep right
    • F. Mejia: Mejia singled to left
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler hit by pitch, Mejia to second
    • E. Lauer: Foul, Lauer hit sacrifice bunt to third, Mejia to third, Kinsler to second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
    • F. Tatis: Ball, Tatis flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bellinger popped out to pitcher
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • E. Lauer: Strike looking, Lauer reached on catcher's interference
    • M. Margot: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • F. Tatis: Tatis singled to center, Lauer to second
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer doubled to deep right center, Lauer scored, Tatis to third
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado grounded out to third, Tatis scored, Hosmer to third
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reyes grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnes safe at first on right fielder Reyes fielding error
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Barnes to second
    • C. Taylor: Taylor singled to center, Barnes scored, Kershaw to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Verdugo grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Kershaw to third, Taylor out at second
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mejia struck out looking
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Muncy grounded out to second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez fouled out to shortstop
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Garlick flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • F. Tatis: Tatis grounded bunt out to third
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to first
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to left
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. Lauer Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Verdugo singled to right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Bellinger lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)