Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said his team wouldn’t ease up in its final series of the regular season. On Friday night, that proved true.
Six Dodgers contributed at least one hit, and starting pitcher Alex Wood was mostly mistake-free en route to a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.
The bottom of the third inning is when the Dodgers inflicted most of their damage, beginning with singles by outfielder Carl Crawford and second baseman Howie Kendrick. Next up was first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who delivered a single that scored Crawford and advanced Kendrick to third.
Justin Turner followed with a routine grounder to Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg,...