LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers haven’t gone without wins in consecutive games since falling twice to Atlanta at home last month. Corey Seager made sure their amazingly consistent script didn’t change Saturday night.
Seager’s two-run single pulled his team with baseball’s best record out of a sixth-inning hole and the Dodgers went on to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor added solo home runs after the Dodgers (82-34) scored three times on San Diego’s bullpen. Bellinger hit his team-leading 34th on a three-hit night while Taylor, who hit his 17th, reached base four times in also walking twice and adding a third-inning single.
Kenley Jansen allowed singles to Hector Sanchez and Manuel Margot to open the ninth but managed to notch his 31st save. The Dodgers, who’ve won 16 of 19, have not lost a series since dropping two of three at home to Washington in early June and can keep that streak alive with a win Sunday.
The Dodgers were coming up empty for a second straight night with runners in scoring position. Five runners were stranded and seven were left on base in all over the first five innings Saturday, this coming after only three of 14 they put in position reached the plate in Friday’s loss.
Joc Pederson couldn’t bring any of the three he stranded with a first-pitch groundout after Chacin walked the bases loaded. But that went away in the sixth when Seager sent a full-count fastball from Padres reliever Craig Stammen into right field.
Walks to Yasmani Grandal and Chase Utley were cashed in as they scored to tie the game. And as Seager got caught in a rundown…