Tony Gwynn collecting two hits in a Los Angeles Dodgers game in San Diego is nothing new. In fact, it happened 35 times in the Hall of Famer's career. Tonight was just the second such time for his son, Tony Gwynn Jr., and first as a Dodger. Gwynn delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning, giving the Dodgers a 4-2 victory in the resumption of a suspended game that started on Friday night.
Gwynn, who grew up in San Diego under the shadow of his father and played with the Padres for two seasons, knew a moment like this would come for him...sort of. "I've envisioned it, but it's definitely not in the circumstances we were in now," the outfielder said after the game, and before the start of the nightcap, which was Saturday's regularly scheduled game.
Blake Hawksworth pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out three for the win, his first of the season. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save of the season. Manager Don Mattingly was noncommittal after the first game when asked if Broxton would be available for the second game Saturday night, saying only, "We'll find out."
Hiroki Kuroda and Dustin Moseley started the nightcap, which began at 7:34 p.m. PDT.
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