Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Padres took advantage of Kenley
Jansen's mental gaffe in the ninth inning and scored on a steal of home and a
throwing error on the same play in an improbable 7-6 victory over Los
Angeles to snap a 10-game skid at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers were ahead 6-5 going to the ninth and had two outs with Everth
Cabrera at third and Will Venable at second. That's when Jansen (4-3) looked
down at the rubber and kicked the dirt a few times before turning his back to
the plate and taking a couple of steps toward second base. That was enough
time for Cabrera to steal home.
Jansen's throw to the plate was high to A.J. Ellis. Home plate umpire Greg
Gibson originally called Cabrera out, but failed to realize Ellis didn't have
the ball, which had bounced to the backstop. Jansen was then late covering the
plate, giving Venable an opportunity to slide in with the go-ahead run.
Alex Hinshaw (1-1) recorded the final two outs in the eighth to get the win
and Huston Street retired the side in order in the ninth to notch his 14th
The Padres, who had lost four in a row, received homers from Carlos Quentin
and Chase Headley.
Andre Ethier belted a two-run shot for the Dodgers, who lost for the fourth
time in five contests.
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