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Padres turn back Dodgers in extra innings again, 2-1 in 10th

Los Angeles DodgersSportsBaseballSan Diego PadresZack GreinkeCarl CrawfordPetco Park

KEY MOMENT: Jamey Wright gave up a leadoff single in the 10th inning to Will Venable, who stole second base. Venable scored the winning run on a single to center field by Alexi Amarista.

ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke limited the Padres to a run and four hits over eight innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Greinke has pitched seven or more innings in five of his last seven starts. With the game tied, 1-1, J.P. Howell uncharacteristically allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base, as he gave up a hit to Abraham Almonte and walked Seth Smith. Howell forced Yasmani Grandal to line into a double play. Brian Wilson recorded the final out of the inning to send the game into extra innings.

AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez tied the game, 1-1, in the sixth inning with his team-leading 19th home run. The home run was Gonzalez's 61st at Petco Park, the most of any player in history. No other player has hit more than 38. The Dodgers had only one hit in the first five innings, a fifth-inning single by Carl Crawford. The left fielder stole second base and reached third on a fly ball to center field by Justin Turner. But Drew Butera struck out with Crawford on third base, setting up an inning-ending fly out by Greinke. Padres starter Ian Kennedy held the Dodgers to a run and four hits over seven innings.

EXTRA BASES: Yasiel Puig snapped a 0-for-22 skid with an eighth-inning single Former closer Trevor Hoffman was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony.

SPECIAL EVENT: Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, will host their second annual celebrity pingpong tournament Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The event will raise money for Kershaw's Challenge, a nonprofit foundation that works with low-income communities and underprivileged children in Los Angeles, Dallas and Zambia. For information on tickets and sponsorship packages, visit http://www.kershawschallenge.com/pp4p.

ON THE FARM: Outfielder Alex Verdugo, the Dodgers' second-round selection in the 2014 draft, was named to the Arizona League All-Star team. Verdugo, 18, batted .347 with three home runs, 14 doubles and 33 runs batted in.

UP NEXT: Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6, 3.28 earned-run average) will face Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63) and the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday at 1 p.m. On the air: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.

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