SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte homered with one out in the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of a split doubleheader on Saturday, the sixth loss in seven games for the NL West leaders.
Solarte’s first career walkoff homer came off Pedro Baez (3-3). It was his 15th this season.
It came after Justin Turner’s pinch-hit, two-run homer off All-Star closer Brad Hand (3-4) tied the game at five.
The Dodgers blew leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-1, and trailed 5-3 in the top of the ninth. Rob Segedin hit a leadoff double off Hand and Turner hit a one-out, no-doubter into the second deck in left field. It was his 18th of the season and the fifth pinch-hit homer of his career.
The Dodgers were up 2-1 in the fourth after Cody Bellinger hit his 35th home run to tie Mike Piazza’s franchise rookie record, and were up two runs after Austin Barnes’ RBI single in the fifth.
Bellinger hit a high, arcing shot deep into the seats in right field off left-hander Clayton Richard. It was the first homer since Aug. 12 for the phenom, who missed nine games with a sprained right ankle before being activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Piazza, who finished his Hall of Fame career with 427 homers, hit 35 for the Dodgers in 1993, when he was voted NL Rookie of the Year.
Bellinger also hit a sacrifice fly in the first.
After trailing 3-1, the Padres scored two runs off Wilmer Font in the sixth to tie it and two off Josh Ravin in the seventh to take the lead, including a go-ahead triple by Wil Myers to left.
San Diego starter Clayton Richard allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out four and walked three.
Dodgers starter Brock Stewart, recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game, allowed one run and two hits in four innings, struck out five and walked two.
The first game was the makeup of a rainout on May 7. It was just the second doubleheader since Petco Park opened in 2004.
L.A.’s Yu Darvish (8-10, 3.88) and San Diego’s Jordan Lyles (0-2, 6.94) were scheduled to start the nightcap.
Dodgers: SS Corey Seager missed his fifth straight start with a sore right elbow but pinch-hit in the ninth.
Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (14-1, 2.41) is scheduled to come off the disabled list (shoulder inflammation) and make his first start since Aug. 21 in the series finale Sunday.
Padres: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (11-10, 4.03) is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts against L.A. this season.
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