After over three and a half hours of rain delays, combined with over three hours of game time, the Dodgers and Padres were tied at 2-2 at Petco Park. The game was suspended in the top of the ninth inning, and will be resumed Saturday night at 5:35 p.m. PDT, before the Dodgers' scheduled game with the Padres. Matt Kemp is on first base, after collecting his third hit of the night, with nobody out.
Heath Bell and Hong-Chih Kuo are the pitchers of record right now, and Juan Uribe is the batter due up when play resumes. The game started with a half hour delay, then both Ted Lilly and Clayton Richard threw a scoreless inning. Then, however, a roughly 90-minute delay ensued, after which Richard departed in favor of Corey Luebke. Lilly resumed for the Dodgers, and was able to pitch 4 1/3 innings, which saved the bullpen somewhat.
The Dodgers struck first scoring thanks to a throwing error by catcher Nick Hundley on a double steal by Matt Kemp and Casey Blake, allowing Blake to score. The Padres scored two runs in the fifth, but a Kemp RBI single in the top of the sixth tied the game at 2-2. Each team has three relievers left that haven't been used in the game.
Hiroki Kuroda and Dustin Moseley are expected to start the nightcap Saturday night.
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