Renfroe's grand slam in 9th lifts Padres over Dodgers 8-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) With one mighty swing against Kenley Jansen, Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam that prevented San Diego from being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and finally gave Padres fans a chance to roar.

Renfroe's pinch-hit slam with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Padres to a thrilling 8-5 victory Sunday. It was his fifth career slam and second walkoff homer.

Renfroe didn't even have to follow the flight of the ball to know it was gone, driven into the balcony on the third level of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner. He raised his arms, dropped his bat, pointed to the Padres' dugout and began his trot. He was doused with two coolers of water by jubilant teammates as he crossed the plate.

''I had to go back and watch what I did, too. I didn't know where the ball went. I didn't even look at it,'' Renfroe said.

The Padres appeared headed for their third straight one-run loss to the Dodgers - San Diego had an early lead in all three games - before Renfroe homered on a 93 mph cutter.

''It's incredible. You can't say how it feels unless you've done it,'' Renfroe said. ''This is my second walkoff home run and there's nothing like it in this world. You can hit a home run in the first inning, second inning, it's nothing compared to a walkoff, in this situation against the Dodgers.''

There were thousands of Dodgers fans in the sellout crowd of 44,473, but Padres fans finally got to cheer at the end.

The Padres started the winning rally with three straight singles off Jansen (2-1), who was trying for his third save in three games. Eric Hosmer hit a leadoff single to left and Manuel Margot and Wil Myers followed with bunt singles. Jansen struck out Greg Garcia and got rookie Francisco Mejia to pop up before Renfroe's slam.

''That's as fun a one we've had at any point in time in the last couple of years for sure,'' manager Andy Green said. ''That's a big win. He's a tough guy to come back against. That's a tremendous swing from Hunter. It seems like every time he pinch hits with the bases loaded, he does something like that. He loves those moments.''

Myers' perfectly placed bunt rolled to a hole at shortstop as the Dodgers' defense broke down.

''It was just miscommunication,'' Jansen said. ''A situation like that, you've just got to go for one out. Stuff's going to happen, and you've just got to get out of it. It's obviously a tough situation, no outs, based loaded. I fought until the end, just one bad pitch cost me the game.

''If that's the way they have to beat me, I'll take that. It's a compliment for me. Two perfect bunts; that's how they beat me,'' Jansen said.

Margot bunted on his own and Myers' bunt was called for, ''to try to see if we could force them off the mound a little bit; see what kind of reaction they had to Manny's bunt,'' Green said.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said third baseman Justin Turner thought Jansen could get the ball. ''Kenley didn't really make an effort right there,'' Roberts said. ''Doesn't really matter whose ball it was, we didn't make the play.

''We were a couple strikes away from closing this thing out,'' Roberts said. ''With Renfroe off the bench, we didn't execute again. Made a mistake at the big part of the plate and a guy that's got that kind of power can put a charge into it. Once he got Garcia, then you get Mejia, I really liked our chances.''

Adam Warren (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.

Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning for the Dodgers off Robbie Erlin, his third this season and the Dodgers' fifth in the series. Max Muncy was aboard on a leadoff walk.

Muncy hit a three-run shot to right with two outs in the fifth off rookie lefty Nick Margevicius.

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda allowed four runs and three hits in six innings, struck out six and walked three.

San Diego's Franmil Reyes hit a home run estimated at 458 feet a monster homer to the top of the second deck in left field with one out in the first, his ninth.

Mejia and Garcia helped give San Diego a 4-0 lead. Garcia walked with two outs in the second and scored on Mejia's triple to right. In the fourth, Garcia doubled to bring in Hosmer, aboard on a leadoff walk, and Mejia followed with a sacrifice fly to bring in Myers, aboard on a one-out walk.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: 1B Cody Bellinger struck out as a pinch-hitter for Maeda in the eighth. He didn't start for the second straight game after dislocating his right shoulder diving for a ball Friday night. His shoulder popped back in and he finished that game.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (3-0, 5.22) is scheduled to start Monday night's opener of a home series against Atlanta, which will counter with RHP Kevin Gausman (1-2, 4.83).

Padres: Rookie RHP Chris Paddack (2-1, 1.91) is scheduled to start in the opener of a home series against 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (2-3, 3.82) and the New York Mets.

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  • W: A. Warren (2-0)L: K. Jansen (2-1)
  • HR: LAD - C. Taylor (3), M. Muncy (7), SD - H. Renfroe (7), F. Reyes (9)
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J. Turner 3B50000001.275.373.333.7070.0
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  • a-grounded out for Freese in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Stripling in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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E. Hosmer 1B32100100.275.324.443.7674.0
A. Dickerson LF30000021.167.167.167.333-1.0
M. Margot CF11100000.269.277.387.6642.0
W. Myers CF-LF32100110.241.296.440.7363.5
G. Garcia 3B31110123.219.381.406.7874.0
F. Mejia C30120013.163.208.265.4734.5
N. Margevicius P20000022.222.222.222.444-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Maton in the 7th
  • b-homered for Warren in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Seager 2 (10), C. Taylor (4)
  • HR - M. Muncy (7), C. Taylor (3)
  • SH - K. Maeda (4)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 3 (24), C. Taylor 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 3 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, M. Muncy 5 (5), K. Maeda
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (3)
  • 3B - F. Mejia
  • HR - F. Reyes (9), H. Renfroe (7)
  • SF - F. Mejia
  • RBI - F. Reyes (16), G. Garcia (3), F. Mejia 2 (3), H. Renfroe 4 (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (2), H. Renfroe 4 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Margevicius 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Machado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda6.03443614.661.4211.0
R. Stripling1.00000303.221.104.5
P. Baez (H, 6)1.00000203.500.784.0
K. Jansen (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.24440114.671.04-12.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda6.0
R. Stripling1.0
P. Baez (H, 6)1.0
K. Jansen (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Margevicius5.27333013.471.212.0
P. Maton (H, 1)1.10000104.320.963.5
R. Erlin (BS, 1)1.01221214.301.230.0
A. Warren (W, 2-0)1.00000003.681.1610.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Margevicius5.2
P. Maton (H, 1)1.1
R. Erlin (BS, 1)1.0
A. Warren (W, 2-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 84-56, R. Stripling 16-10, P. Baez 12-7, K. Jansen 20-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 4-8
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 24, R. Stripling 3, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Margevicius (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Margevicius 89-52, P. Maton 10-8, R. Erlin 16-10, A. Warren 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Margevicius 7-9, P. Maton 1-2, R. Erlin 1-0, A. Warren 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Margevicius 27, P. Maton 4, R. Erlin 5, A. Warren 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Turner 3B50000001.275.373.333.7070.0
C. Seager SS41200100.232.326.360.6866.0
D. Freese 1B11100200.234.400.447.8474.0
a- J. Pederson PH-LF10000000.235.345.592.9370.0
M. Muncy 2B-1B32131105.245.344.491.83510.0
C. Taylor LF-CF41321000.218.289.368.65610.0
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K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Freese in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Stripling in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000020.173.239.337.575-1.0
F. Reyes RF41111010.252.292.553.8455.5
M. Machado SS40000000.236.317.449.7660.0
E. Hosmer 1B32100100.275.324.443.7674.0
A. Dickerson LF30000021.167.167.167.333-1.0
M. Margot CF11100000.269.277.387.6642.0
W. Myers CF-LF32100110.241.296.440.7363.5
G. Garcia 3B31110123.219.381.406.7874.0
F. Mejia C30120013.163.208.265.4734.5
N. Margevicius P20000022.222.222.222.444-1.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. France PH10000010.208.296.333.630-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Maton in the 7th
  • b-homered for Warren in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Seager 2 (10), C. Taylor (4)
  • HR - M. Muncy (7), C. Taylor (3)
  • SH - K. Maeda (4)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 3 (24), C. Taylor 2 (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 3 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, M. Muncy 5 (5), K. Maeda
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (3)
  • 3B - F. Mejia
  • HR - F. Reyes (9), H. Renfroe (7)
  • SF - F. Mejia
  • RBI - F. Reyes (16), G. Garcia (3), F. Mejia 2 (3), H. Renfroe 4 (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - F. Mejia (2), H. Renfroe 4 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Margevicius 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hosmer-Machado)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda6.03443614.661.4211.0
R. Stripling1.00000303.221.104.5
P. Baez (H, 6)1.00000203.500.784.0
K. Jansen (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.24440114.671.04-12.5
Total8.27883122---
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda6.0
R. Stripling1.0
P. Baez (H, 6)1.0
K. Jansen (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Margevicius5.27333013.471.212.0
P. Maton (H, 1)1.10000104.320.963.5
R. Erlin (BS, 1)1.01221214.301.230.0
A. Warren (W, 2-0)1.00000003.681.1610.0
Total9.0855432---
PITCHERSIP
N. Margevicius5.2
P. Maton (H, 1)1.1
R. Erlin (BS, 1)1.0
A. Warren (W, 2-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 84-56, R. Stripling 16-10, P. Baez 12-7, K. Jansen 20-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 4-8
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 24, R. Stripling 3, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Margevicius (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Margevicius 89-52, P. Maton 10-8, R. Erlin 16-10, A. Warren 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Margevicius 7-9, P. Maton 1-2, R. Erlin 1-0, A. Warren 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Margevicius 27, P. Maton 4, R. Erlin 5, A. Warren 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left, Hosmer, Margot and Myers scored58
  • 8TH INNING
    Taylor homered to left, Muncy scored54
  • 5TH INNING
    Muncy homered to right, Seager and Freese scored34
  • 4TH INNING
    Mejia hit sacrifice fly to right, Myers scored04
    Garcia doubled to deep right, Hosmer scored, Myers to third03
  • 2ND INNING
    Mejia tripled to deep right, Garcia scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    Reyes homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Warren relieved Robbie Erlin
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to deep left
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Pedro Baez
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Hosmer singled to shallow left
    • M. Margot: Margot reached on bunt single to shortstop, Hosmer to second
    • W. Myers: Foul, Myers reached on bunt single to shortstop, Hosmer to third, Margot to second
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Mejia popped out to first
    • Hunter Renfroe hit for Adam Warren
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe homered to left, Hosmer, Margot and Myers scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Robbie Erlin pitching
    • Manuel Margot in center field
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor homered to left, Muncy scored
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Barnes grounded out to second
    • Cody Bellinger hit for Ross Stripling
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado flied out to deep left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Maton Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Foul, Turner flied out to right
    • C. Seager: Foul, Seager flied out to left
    • Joc Pederson hit for David Freese
    • J. Pederson: Pederson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ross Stripling relieved Kenta Maeda
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mejia struck out looking
    • Ty France hit for Phil Maton
    • T. France: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, France struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo lined out to right
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnes hit by pitch
    • K. Maeda: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Maeda hit sacrifice bunt to first, Barnes to second
    • Phil Maton relieved Nick Margevicius
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Freese singled to right, Seager to third
    • M. Muncy: Muncy homered to right, Seager and Freese scored
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Taylor flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Kinsler popped out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Reyes grounded out to catcher
    • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor doubled to right center
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Verdugo fouled out to third
    • A. Barnes: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to second, Taylor to third
    • K. Maeda: Maeda grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hosmer walked
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Myers walked, Hosmer to second
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia doubled to deep right, Hosmer scored, Myers to third
    • F. Mejia: Mejia hit sacrifice fly to right, Myers scored
    • N. Margevicius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Margevicius struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • K. Maeda: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maeda singled to center
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner lined out to center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager doubled to right center, Maeda to third
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freese walked
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Muncy flied out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reyes lined out to center
    • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Verdugo grounded into double play shortstop to first, Taylor out at second
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • A. Dickerson: Dickerson flied out to left
    • W. Myers: Myers grounded bunt out to catcher
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
    • F. Mejia: Ball, Mejia tripled to deep right, Garcia scored
    • N. Margevicius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margevicius struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Margevicius Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Turner flied out to deep right
    • C. Seager: Foul, Seager doubled to shallow left
    • D. Freese: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Freese walked
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Muncy grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler fouled out to first
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes homered to left
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado popped out to second
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hosmer flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)