KEY MOMENT: Closer Kenley Jansen inherited a 5-3 lead, only to give up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a walk-off victory for the Padres. Carlos Quentin and Will Venable hit consecutive run-scoring doubles. Venable reached third base on a sacrifice bunt by Rene Rivera and scored on a sacrifice fly by Everth Cabrera.
MEDICAL REPORT: Yasiel Puig was removed from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with a mild left hip muscle strain. The hip has bothered Puig for the last month.
AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers thought they broke open the game in the fifth inning, taking a 5-1 lead. With Dee Gordon on third base and Hanley Ramirez on second, Puig hit a sharp grounder at Padres shortstop Cabrera, Gordon scoring easily to increase the Dodgers' lead to 3-1. After the ball deflected off Cabrera's glove, Cabrera and third baseman Alexi Amarista had trouble finding it, prompting Ramirez to round third and head for home. Amarista eventually picked up the ball, only to make an errant throw to the plate. As Ramirez scored to increase the Dodgers' lead to 4-1, Puig reached third base. Puig scored on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez.
ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren was charged with three runs and five hits over 52/3 innings. He gave up two solo home runs to Seth Smith: one in the first inning and another in the sixth. J.P. Howell, Brandon League and Brian Wilson combined for 22/3 shutout innings.
MOMENT OF REFLECTION: Clayton Kershaw said he received congratulatory messages from Sandy Koufax and Magic Johnson after pitching his first no-hitter Wednesday night. Kershaw also heard from many people around baseball, including some in the Dodgers organization. Don Newcombe was among those to reach out to him. Kershaw said that what he accomplished has started to sink in. "You can't sleep really well, obviously," he said. "The next day, waking up and I get to turn on the TV and listen about it, I guess it kind of sunk in a little bit. It's pretty cool." Kershaw downplayed the idea that his no-hitter was the greatest pitching performance of all time. "A game in June obviously matters," Kershaw said, "but when you think about Don Larsen pitching a perfect game in the World Series, I think the ramifications of the game are more important."
UP NEXT: Josh Beckett (4-4, 2.49) will face the Padres and Tyson Ross (6-6, 3.27) at Dodger Stadium at 7 p.m. On the air: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times