Grandal Powers Dodgers Past Padres

Yasmani Grandal had a really good night for the Dodgers while Andrew Cashner struggled with the Padres.

San Diego’s All-Star Wil Myers got the Friars on the board in the first with a single up the center scoring Melvin Upton Jr. But it didn’t last long.

The Dodgers erased their 1-0 deficit and more in the bottom of the inning.

Justin Turner tied it at one with a solo shot to center. Adrian Gonzalez followed with a single before Yasiel Puig doubled to deep center to bring him in and put L.A. up 2-1. Then Grandal got started with a two-run home run to right to extend the Dodgers lead to 4-1.

Luckily for the Padres, L.A. starter Scott Kazmir also struggled early.

After Adam Rosales struck out looking to start the second, Cashner sent a single to right and advanced on a wild pitch. Melvin Upton Jr. followed with a two-run shot cutting the Padres deficit to 4-3. He’d homer again in the fourth to improve to 16 this season.

In the third Dodgers’ Gonzalez worked a walk to start the bottom of the inning moving to second on a Puig single before Grandal came up again. The former Padre sent a three-run rocket to center extending L.A.’s lead to 7-3. Howie Kendrick followed with a solo shot to right to make it 8-3.

But Grandal wasn’t done yet.

He tacked on his third home run of the night in the seventh. He finished 5-for-5 with six RBI, scoring three runs.

Cashner was hung with the loss after going just two and two-thirds innings giving up eight runs, all of them earned. He falls to 3-7 on the season.

Dodgers won 10-6.

Luis Perdomo (3-3, 7.93 ERA) faces off against Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 0.00 ERA) tomorrow.

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