Darvish delivers as Dodgers beat Padres 9-3 for 100th win

LOS ANGELES (AP) If there were any lingering questions about whether Yu Darvish is ready for the playoffs, he answered them Monday night.

Darvish pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-3 to reach 100 wins for the first time in 43 years.

Los Angeles acquired Darvish from Texas just before the July 31 trade deadline to help bolster a rotation that has designs on a World Series title. He's been up and down since arriving, but the Dodgers don't have to wonder about his confidence heading into the postseason.

''That's continued to build over his last few starts,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''We've talked about what it takes to win a championship and what we believe is it starts with starting pitching and Yu is a big part of where we're trying to go. For him to get that confidence, I think we can certainly be much more optimistic.''

Logan Forsythe went 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs as the NL West champions moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland for the best record in the majors and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Los Angeles (100-57) can secure home-field edge for the entire NL playoffs Tuesday with a win and a Washington loss.

Austin Barnes hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers, who hadn't reached the century mark since winning 102 regular-season games in 1974.

''I think it's pretty special and we're all very fortunate to be a part of this,'' Forsythe said. ''It's wild to think a team gets to 100 wins. To do it tonight and contribute a little bit, it's been a lot of fun.''

Darvish (10-12) was perfect through four innings and didn't allow a hit until Hunter Renfroe doubled with one out in the fifth. The right-hander permitted one run while striking out nine and walking none.

''I think I'm in a really good position physically and mentally,'' Darvish said through a translator. ''What we wanted to work on from the last outing was pitch selection and some details. We had a really good talk before the game with (catcher Yasmani) Grandal. The game plan (worked). I feel really good.''

Forsythe hit a three-run double in the first and a solo homer in the third. Barnes went deep in the fifth.

Darvish's performance was exactly the stuff Los Angeles is looking for when the postseason starts next week.

''I think you know at times he can be absolutely dominant,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''I think we saw that version of him tonight. I think the last couple of times he's been on the mound he's looked that way.''�

Struggling reliever Pedro Baez pitched a scoreless ninth for the Dodgers.

Padres starter Travis Wood (4-7) allowed six runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked four.

LATE AND LEFT OUT

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig arrived late to the ballpark for a scheduled workout and was benched by Roberts. Puig was not in the lineup Sunday, either, after a game-ending baserunning gaffe the previous day. Roberts stopped short of saying Puig got punished Sunday, but made it clear the 26-year-old Cuban slugger was being disciplined Monday. ''Yasiel and I and his teammates and everybody are all on the same page,'' Roberts said after the game. ''He'll be in the lineup (Tuesday). It's one of those things where we all have to be accountable to one another. We're all aligned and our focus is winning baseball games and a championship for the Dodgers.''

AWARDS SEASON

Justin Turner was selected the Dodgers' Roy Campanella Award winner and will presented with the prize in a pregame ceremony Tuesday. The honor was voted on by his teammates. ''The platform that we have and the ability and impact we can make in our community obviously signifies a little bit about this award and being looked at as a leader, not only in the clubhouse but off the field as well, is pretty special,'' Turner said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Carter Capps (blood clot) is home in Seattle and will probably need surgery, Green said.

Dodgers: Turner (thumb, sick) was not in the lineup but said he hopes to play Tuesday. Turner was expected to hit in the indoor cage and joked that he'd been ''texting all day.'' ... The swelling in LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu's bruised left arm has decreased and he's expected to pitch this weekend against the Rockies.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.45 ERA) makes his final start of the season Tuesday night against the Dodgers. Since July 23, he has a 3.08 ERA and has held opposing hitters to a .196 batting average.

Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (15-3, 2.71) was beaten by the Padres on Sept. 3, when he allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings at Petco Park.

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  • W: Y. Darvish (10-12)L: T. Wood (4-7)
  • HR: LAD - L. Forsythe (6), A. Barnes (8)
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E. Aybar SS30000021.231.298.345.643-1.0
A. Cordoba SS10000001.212.284.303.5870.0
W. Myers 1B40000022.243.330.464.793-1.0
Y. Solarte 3B30000010.253.315.415.730-0.5
C. Villanueva 3B10100000.368.368.8421.2111.0
C. Spangenberg LF31000011.260.318.401.7191.5
H. Renfroe RF30110020.231.285.464.7492.0
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C. Mazzoni P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blash RF20100010.209.333.346.6801.5
A. Hedges C31000013.215.262.401.6621.5
T. Wood P10000000.222.222.556.7780.0
M. Szczur CF21200000.227.352.356.7083.0
  • a-struck out for Melville in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor CF31110010.287.354.499.8533.5
A. Verdugo CF-LF10000011.158.238.316.554-0.5
C. Seager SS31100100.293.373.469.8423.0
C. Culberson SS10000001.182.182.273.4550.0
E. Hernandez RF12000201.210.304.417.7214.0
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L. Forsythe 3B32341100.233.360.342.70214.0
K. Farmer 3B00000000.313.313.375.6880.0
A. Barnes 2B31131103.285.408.483.8919.0
Y. Grandal C41200012.246.307.457.7643.5
R. Segedin 1B41210001.211.211.316.5265.0
Y. Darvish P20000010.059.111.059.170-0.5
K. Maeda P0000-000.132.132.158.000-
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P. Baez P00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Maeda in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (25), J. Blash (6)
  • RBI - C. Asuaje (21), H. Renfroe (56)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (34), L. Forsythe (20), Y. Grandal (27), R. Segedin (2)
  • HR - L. Forsythe (6), A. Barnes (8)
  • SF - C. Taylor
  • SH - Y. Darvish (2)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (70), L. Forsythe 4 (36), A. Barnes 3 (36), R. Segedin
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Barnes 3 (22)
FIELDING
  • PB - A. Hedges (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Wood (L, 4-7)4.25664216.801.73-7.0
C. Mazzoni1.122212118.002.83-1.0
T. Melville2.031113011.122.292.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Wood (L, 4-7)4.2
C. Mazzoni1.1
T. Melville2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (W, 10-12)7.02110903.861.1632.5
K. Maeda1.02210104.281.150.5
P. Baez1.02000303.061.362.5
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (W, 10-12)7.0
K. Maeda1.0
P. Baez1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 107-62, C. Mazzoni 32-17, T. Melville 42-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 4-7, C. Mazzoni 2-0, T. Melville 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Wood 22, C. Mazzoni 7, T. Melville 9
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Maeda (4)
  • HBP - Y. Darvish (6), K. Maeda (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 91-66, K. Maeda 18-11, P. Baez 21-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-7, K. Maeda 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, K. Maeda 6, P. Baez 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Aybar SS30000021.231.298.345.643-1.0
A. Cordoba SS10000001.212.284.303.5870.0
W. Myers 1B40000022.243.330.464.793-1.0
Y. Solarte 3B30000010.253.315.415.730-0.5
C. Villanueva 3B10100000.368.368.8421.2111.0
C. Spangenberg LF31000011.260.318.401.7191.5
H. Renfroe RF30110020.231.285.464.7492.0
T. Melville P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Sanchez PH10000011.222.248.430.678-0.5
T. Jankowski CF20000011.169.270.185.455-0.5
C. Mazzoni P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blash RF20100010.209.333.346.6801.5
A. Hedges C31000013.215.262.401.6621.5
T. Wood P10000000.222.222.556.7780.0
M. Szczur CF21200000.227.352.356.7083.0
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  • a-struck out for Melville in the 9th
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C. Taylor CF31110010.287.354.499.8533.5
A. Verdugo CF-LF10000011.158.238.316.554-0.5
C. Seager SS31100100.293.373.469.8423.0
C. Culberson SS10000001.182.182.273.4550.0
E. Hernandez RF12000201.210.304.417.7214.0
a- J. Pederson PH-CF10000010.210.329.401.730-0.5
C. Bellinger LF30000114.272.355.595.9500.5
T. Thompson RF00000000.109.196.261.4570.0
L. Forsythe 3B32341100.233.360.342.70214.0
K. Farmer 3B00000000.313.313.375.6880.0
A. Barnes 2B31131103.285.408.483.8919.0
Y. Grandal C41200012.246.307.457.7643.5
R. Segedin 1B41210001.211.211.316.5265.0
Y. Darvish P20000010.059.111.059.170-0.5
K. Maeda P0000-000.132.132.158.000-
b- A. Gonzalez PH10000011.238.283.335.618-0.5
P. Baez P00000000.000.500.000.5000.0
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  • a-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Maeda in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Renfroe (25), J. Blash (6)
  • RBI - C. Asuaje (21), H. Renfroe (56)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (34), L. Forsythe (20), Y. Grandal (27), R. Segedin (2)
  • HR - L. Forsythe (6), A. Barnes (8)
  • SF - C. Taylor
  • SH - Y. Darvish (2)
  • RBI - C. Taylor (70), L. Forsythe 4 (36), A. Barnes 3 (36), R. Segedin
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Barnes 3 (22)
FIELDING
  • PB - A. Hedges (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Wood (L, 4-7)4.25664216.801.73-7.0
C. Mazzoni1.122212118.002.83-1.0
T. Melville2.031113011.122.292.5
Total8.01099672---
PITCHERSIP
T. Wood (L, 4-7)4.2
C. Mazzoni1.1
T. Melville2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (W, 10-12)7.02110903.861.1632.5
K. Maeda1.02210104.281.150.5
P. Baez1.02000303.061.362.5
Total9.06320130---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (W, 10-12)7.0
K. Maeda1.0
P. Baez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 107-62, C. Mazzoni 32-17, T. Melville 42-26
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 4-7, C. Mazzoni 2-0, T. Melville 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Wood 22, C. Mazzoni 7, T. Melville 9
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Maeda (4)
  • HBP - Y. Darvish (6), K. Maeda (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 91-66, K. Maeda 18-11, P. Baez 21-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-7, K. Maeda 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, K. Maeda 6, P. Baez 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Segedin singled to right, Grandal scored39
    Cordoba reached on fielder's choice to third, Szczur scored, Asuaje out at second on catcher Barnes fielding error38
    Asuaje reached on an infield single to first, Hedges scored, Szczur to second28
  • 5TH INNING
    Barnes homered to right center, Hernandez and Forsythe scored18
    Renfroe doubled to deep center, Spangenberg scored15
  • 3RD INNING
    Forsythe homered to left05
  • 2ND INNING
    Taylor hit sacrifice fly to center, Segedin scored04
  • 1ST INNING
    Forsythe doubled to left center, Taylor, Seager and Hernandez scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • Kyle Farmer at third
    • C. Villanueva: Villanueva singled to right
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • Hector Sanchez hit for Tim Melville
    • H. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • J. Blash: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Blash doubled to deep left, Villanueva to third
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kenta Maeda relieved Yu Darvish
    • Trayce Thompson in right
    • J. Blash: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges hit by pitch
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Hedges to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Szczur reached on an infield single to second, Hedges to third
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Foul, Asuaje reached on an infield single to first, Hedges scored, Szczur to second
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cordoba reached on fielder's choice to third, Szczur scored, Asuaje out at second on catcher Barnes fielding error
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Myers fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Melville Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Grandal doubled to left
    • R. Segedin: Strike looking, Segedin singled to right, Grandal scored
    • Adrian Gonzalez hit for Kenta Maeda
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Culberson flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Alex Verdugo in center
    • Charlie Culberson at shortstop
    • Y. Solarte: Solarte flied out to right
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Spangenberg lined out to shortstop
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jabari Blash in right
    • Christian Villanueva at third
    • Allen Cordoba at shortstop
    • Tim Melville pitching
    • Joc Pederson hit for Enrique Hernandez
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Forsythe singled to left center, Bellinger to third
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded into double play third to second to first, Forsythe out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Foul, Szczur singled to left
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Asuaje grounded out to first, Szczur to second
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Myers flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Mazzoni Pitching:
    • Y. Darvish: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Spangenberg hit by pitch
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe doubled to deep center, Spangenberg scored
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Seager popped out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bellinger lined out to third
    • Cory Mazzoni pitching
    • Matt Szczur in center
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Forsythe walked, Hernandez to second
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes homered to right center, Hernandez and Forsythe scored
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal singled to right
    • R. Segedin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segedin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Grandal out at second
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • E. Aybar: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Aybar struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • R. Segedin: Strike looking, Segedin flied out to right
    • Y. Darvish: Darvish popped out to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Jankowski flied out to deep center
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges flied out to right
    • T. Wood: Strike swinging, Wood lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe homered to left
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnes walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grandal grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Barnes out at second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg flied out to center
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Renfroe struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • R. Segedin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Segedin doubled to deep left
    • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Darvish hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Segedin to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Foul, Taylor hit sacrifice fly to center, Segedin scored
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Asuaje grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Aybar grounded out to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep right center
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Taylor to third on passed ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked, Seager to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Forsythe doubled to left center, Taylor, Seager and Hernandez scored
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Barnes popped out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)