Dee Gordon hit a walk-off wingle in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Gordon came into the game in a 2-for-20 slump, but had two hits in six at-bats and two stolen bases on the day.
The hit capped a wild game which featured a bizarre triple play in the top of the ninth inning. Cleanup hitter Jesus Guzman tried to bunt with runners on first and second base, but the ball came up and in on him. The pitch by Javy Guerra happened to hit Guzman's bat, then roll fair, where catcher A.J. Ellis threw to third base to start the 2-5-6-3 triple play, the first for the Dodgers since June 13, 1998.
The Padres' runners had stopped after home plate umpire Dale Scott threw his hands up, seemingly indicating a foul ball, but that was not the case.
Earlier in the game, Matt Kemp homered, his fourth in the three-game series and sixth of the season. He is hitting an amazing .487/.523/1.026 through 10 games this season.
"He's the best player in baseball, and probably the world right now. It's pretty ridiculous," said Clayton Kershaw of Kemp.
The Dodgers have Monday off before beginning a six-game road trip to Milwaukee and Houston. The Dodgers battle the Brewers on Tuesday night at Miller Park, with Chad Billingsley facing Yovani Gallardo.
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