Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres entered Friday’s series opener reeling a bit, with the Dodgers mired in a four-game losing streak, and the Padres losers in five straight.
Jon Jay opened the game with a single to left field, but he was then erased at second base on a force out. With Wil Myers on first base, Matt Kemp grounded into what appeared to be an inning-ending double play.
However, the Padres successfully challenged the out call at first base. Melvin Upton Jr. struck out swinging to end the inning. Justin Turner was hit by a pitch with two outs and Adrian Gonzalez drew a walk immediately after in the bottom of the first.
Both runners were stranded as Yasiel Puig grounded into a force out. Wodd set the Padres down in order in the second, ending the inning with back-to-back strikeouts. Joc Pederson drew a walk in the bottom half of the second to give the Dodgers another man on base with two outs.
Wood extended the inning by slapping Cesar Vargas’ first pitch into right field for a single. The rookie-hander worked his way out of the inning unscathed by striking out Chase Utley swinging.
Wood opened the third with a strikeout of Jemlie Weeks. Vargas grounded out to second base, and Jay tapped back to the mound to end another scoreless inning. Corey Seager led off the bottom of the third with a double, only to be stranded.
Vargas struck out Turner looking and got Gonzalez swinging. Puig popped-up to second base, sending the game locked in a scoreless tie to the fourth inning.
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