The Los Angeles Dodgers hit three solo home runs in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the visiting San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, but lost, 5-3.
Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado provided the power for the San Diego Padres. They each hit solo home runs, and the Padres evened the series at one game apiece.
The Padres broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Jurickson Profar that scored Cronenworth. In the eighth inning, Cronenworth hit a solo home run to give the Padres a two-run lead.
Padres starter Yu Darvish earned the win in Game 2, giving up three runs on seven hits in five innings. Dodgers reliever Brusdar Graterol took the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.
Machado, the Padres third baseman, hit a solo home run off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw in the first inning and put his team up 1-0.
Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman tied the score, 1-1, with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was the first of three solo home runs the Dodgers hit in the game.
Max Muncy gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead in the second inning with a solo home run and Trea Turner hit a solo home run in the third inning to tie the score, 3-3.
Machado drove in Ha-Seong Kim with an RBI double and Cronenworth had an RBI groundout that scored Juan Soto in the third inning to give the Padres a 3-2 lead.
Machado and Cronenworth each drove in two runs for the Padres.
Game 3 of the NLDS is Friday at Petco Park in San Diego. The best of five series is tied 1-1.
Blake Snell is scheduled to start for the Padres against Tony Gonsolin for the Dodgers. First pitch is scheduled for 5:37 p.m.