Three months into the 2014 season and the Dodgers are still looking for their first four-game winning streak. Really, really looking.
They had a perfect opportunity in their fifth attempt at it Friday night in San Diego, but closer
They blew a sweet chance to pull within three games of the they-used-to-be Giants, who had lost earlier in the night. The Giants continue to try to help the Dodgers' cause, having lost six in a row and nine of their last 10.
There was another note of concern. Outfielder
The Dodgers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but acted like they would never have to look back.
The Dodgers scored three times in the top of the fifth after Haren singled and Hanley Ramriez walked. A Kennedy wild pitch advanced the runners and a Puig single scored both. Puig went all the way to third on a throwing error by third baseman
But the Dodgers could never add any separation, allowing the Padres to hang around until it finally proved costly.
The Dodgers held the 5-3 lead into the ninth and turned it over to Jansen, but nothing went right for the closer.
Amarista opened with a single and scored on a double by
After Rene Rivera’s sacrifice bunt advanced Venable to third, the Dodgers elected to pitch to