While the American League took a day off after Game 1, the senior circuit moved forward with a pair of NLDS Game 2s on Wednesday.
Here are all the best plays from Wednesday’s Game 2.
Starting with a BANG
Manny Machado blasts a solo home run to give the Padres a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers
Manny Machado launches a solo home run to give the San Diego Padres a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Got that back
Freddie Freeman crushes a solo home run to bring the Dodgers to a 1-1 tie with the Padres
Freddie Freeman crushed a solo home run off Yu Darvish and brought the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-1 tie with the San Diego Padres.
Another solo shot
Max Muncy hit the Dodgers’ second home run of the game to right-center field in the bottom of the second, giving them a 2-1 lead.
Another Machado RBI
The Padres led off the top of the third with a pair of singles. Then Machado hit an RBI double down the left field line. San Diego tied the game at two.
Three runs on three home runs
Trea Turner joined the home run party for the Dodgers, launching a solo shot to left in the bottom of the third to even up the score once more.
Trea Turner blasts a solo home run to bring Dodgers to a 3-3 tie with Padres
The Los Angeles Dodgers are tied with the San Diego Padres at 3-3 after Trea Turner blasted a solo home run off Yu Darvish.
Priests capitalize on error
Kershaw and Darvish both lasted five innings, surrendering three runs apiece.
In the top of the sixth, Turner botched a potential inning double play, putting runners on first and second. Jurickson Profar then punched an RBI base hit to right, giving the Padres a 4-3 lead.
What a play
Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol throws out Wil Myers at home to prevent a run
San Diego Padres’ Trent Grisham attempted a safety push but Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol threw out Wil Myers at home, preventing a run from scoring.
A two-run catch
Priests get out of trouble
San Diego brought Robert Suarez out of the bullpen with runners on the corners and nobody out. The right-hander got a strikeout and then induced an inning-ending double play.
Padres’ Jake Cronenworth blasts a home run to deep right field to extend a lead over the Dodgers
San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth blasted a home run to right field against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen to increase the lead to 5-3.
The goose is loose
As the Dodgers tried to spark an eighth-inning comeback, a goose made its way onto the field. But as priests calmer Josh Hader was put into the game, the goose was led away, and San Diego got out of the inning unscathed.
Despite some late inning drama, the Padres held on for a 5-3 victory. It was their first in the divisional round in 16 years.
Game 3, scheduled for Friday night in San Diego, will feature Padres lefties Blake Snell against the dodgers Tony Gonsolinwhose 2.14 ERA would have led the National League had he pitched enough innings to qualify.
1-2-3 1st inning
Kyle Wright got off on the right foot for the Braves, putting down the Phillies to open the first.
However, Zack Wheeler did the same for the Phillies.
Great capture… by the fan
A Braves fan made a nice catch on a foul ball hit by Matt Olson down the left field line.
What a catch!
Dansby Swanson made one of the best catches of the season in the top of the sixth. The shortstop ran out to left-center field and made a remarkable catch to get the Braves out of the inning. The game remained tied at nothing at one point.
Braves break the ice
Wright exited after pitching six scoreless innings, striking out six while allowing just two hits with one walk.
Another spectacular catch
With a runner on in the top of the eighth for the Phillies, Riley made an incredible catch in foul territory near the tarp for the second out of the inning. The Phillies didn’t threaten in their final outings.
Game 3 is set for Friday in Philadelphia, pitting a Phillies star Aaron Nola against a yet-to-be-announced starter for the Braves. One of rookie feeling Spencer Strider or a veteran Charlie Morton figures to be on the bump.
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