SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tony Gwynn Jr. singled in the go-ahead run against his former team with two outs in the 11th inning Saturday and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 in a game that had been suspended at 1:40 a.m. after four rain delays totaling 3 hours, 36 minutes.
Gwynn, the son of Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, entered during a double switch in the bottom of the ninth. With two on in the 11th, he hit a two-strike pitch from sidearmer Pat Neshek that dropped in front of right fielder Will Venable. That brought in Juan Uribe, who was aboard on a leadoff double against Ernesto Frieri (0-1). Gwynn took second on the throw.
Gwynn wasn’t offered a contract to return to the Padres after last season and signed as a free agent with the rival Dodgers.
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