Recap: Dodgers Lose To Padres In Extra Innings

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened their homestand against the San Diego Padres with a slugfest that resulted in an 8-7 loss in 11 innings that saw the two teams combine to hit eight home runs

After knocking around Yamamoto for five runs in the first inning during the Seoul Series, the Padres jumped out to a lead once again as they scored two more runs in the first against the right-hander.

Fernando Tatís Jr. started them off with a single, and Manny Machado, after being welcomed back to Dodger Stadium by loud boos, replied by hitting a two-run homer.

The Dodgers answered back in the bottom half of the inning when Shohei Ohtani hit an opposite-field home run, his fourth of the season. It was also Ohtani’s first at-bat since he was cleared in a federal investigation into Ippei Mizuhara.

The Padres added that run back in the second inning when Ha-Seong Kim homered, putting them up 3-1.

But from there, the Dodgers never looked back. Max Muncy homered to start the bottom of the second, and following a walk from James Outman, Mookie Betts blasted his sixth long ball of the season, giving L.A. a 5-3 lead.

The Dodgers again added to their lead in the third inning when Freddie Freeman singled and Teoscar Hernández hit his fifth homer of the season, putting them up by four runs.

Yamamoto settled in after the second homer he allowed and went on to pitch three consecutive scoreless innings. He finished his outing with five innings pitched, giving up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

Daniel Hudson took over in the sixth and allowed a solo home run that put the Padres within three. In the seventh, Ryan Brasier gave up a walk and a hit that led to a run, and then Tatís homered to tie the game.

After Evan Phillips stranded a go-ahead runner in the ninth and Ryan Yarbrough worked a scoreless 10th inning, Alex Vesia surrendered a two-out RBI single in the 11th that held as a game-winner for the Padres.

Shohei Ohtani makes history with Dodgers

With his first inning home run, Ohtani tied Hideki Matsui for most homers in MLB history by a Japanese-born player with 175. He also tied Hideo Nomo for second place on the Dodgers list of most home runs by a Japanese-born player in franchise history with four.

The Dodgers record belongs to their current manager, Dave Roberts, who hit seven in his career with L.A.

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