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Postby kaisy on Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:10 pm

LOS ANGELES -- Less than 24 hours after a game was literally stolen from them in the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave one away to the San Diego Padres with some costly errors that were converted into six unearned runs. Cameron Maybin and Everth Cabrera scored the tying and go-ahead runs on third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr.s second throwing error of the seventh inning, Chase Headley homered for the second straight game, and the Padres beat the Dodgers 7-2 on Sunday in the rubber game of the three-game series. "We did take advantage of a few things, which was good to see, but we also had some good at-bats," manager Bud Black said. "A couple of big hits got us started, and then we capitalized on a couple of their mistakes and we kept adding on." Jason Marquis (2-5) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter during the Padres pivotal three-run rally. The 33-year-old right-hander was making his eighth start since joining San Diego on May 29, the day after the Minnesota Twins granted him free agency. "Marquis did a great job," Black said. "He was under the weather, battling stomach flu, and he didnt sleep well last night. But he really gutted it out on a day that he wasnt a hundred per cent, physically. He stayed down in the tunnel between innings to cool off, but he hung in there." Marquis was 0-4 with a 4.60 ERA in his previous five outings since June 13, when he threw 6 1-3 scoreless innings for the Padres in a 1-0 interleague victory at Seattle. "I just tried to battle and conserve as much energy as possible so Id have it when I needed it," Marquis said. "After sitting between innings, to get going again was the toughest part. I just tried to stick to the game plan, pound the bottom of the strike zone and get ahead." Chris Capuano (9-5) was charged with four runs -- all unearned -- and five hits in 7 2-3 innings after the Dodgers infield committed four errors behind him -- all on poor throws. The left-hander, pitching on six days rest because of the All-Star break, was bumped up a day in the rotation after Chad Billingsley was scratched with elbow soreness. "I found out last night after the game. But if there was any time during the season that this was going to happen, this is the perfect time, because I was well-rested and ready to go," Capuano said. "I wasnt perfect with my execution, but I felt like I made a pretty high percentage of my pitches." Hairstons RBI single in the sixth gave Capuano a 2-1 lead, and he retired the first two batters in the seventh before Hairston gave the Padres life with his first error on a grounder by Maybin. Cabrera followed with a single, and a walk to John Baker loaded the bases. Yasmani Grandal batted for Marquis, and Hairston backhanded his grounder down the line before his hurried throw sailed past first baseman James Loney as two runs scored. "You hate to see that compound into costing your team the game. But it did," Hairston said. "Obviously I would have liked to get a better grip on the ball after popping back up on those plays. But playing third with those guys running down the line, sometimes you dont have that luxury. So youve just got to let it go and hope for the best. "They dont call it the hot corner for nothing." Josh Lindblom relieved Capuano after Hairstons second miscue, and Chris Denorfia singled home another run to give the Padres a 4-2 lead. Headley added his 10th homer leading off the eighth against Lindblom. Andre Ethier gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead against Marquis with a run-scoring single in the first. It increased his team-high RBI total to 60 in 78 games -- just two fewer than he had in 135 games last season, when he missed the final 20 contests because of a knee injury that required surgery. The Padres tied it in the fourth with another unearned run after Logan Forsythe and Headley opened the inning with singles. Carlos Quentin followed with a fielders choice grounder to shortstop, but second baseman Mark Ellis threw wildly past first trying to complete a double play and Forsythe was able to score. Reliever Jamey Wright committed the Dodgers season-high fifth error of the game when he mishandled Alexi Amaristas sacrifice bunt in the eighth. Mark Kotsay, who led off the inning with a double, scored on Quentins sacrifice fly and Yonder Alonso followed with an RBI single. Both of those runs also were unearned. NOTES: The Padres took two of three from the Dodgers after getting swept in each of their last three three-game series at Chavez Ravine. ... Dodgers CF Matt Kemp, who was 5 for 9 in his first two games off the disabled list, got the day off. ... With SS Dee Gordon on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly gave slumping 3B Juan Uribe his first start at short since May 4 of last season. ... Black inserted Denorfia and Forsythe at the top of his lineup card after Mattingly informed him of the change in starting pitchers. ... Ethier came in 1 for 21 against Marquis, but started his third straight game since coming off the DL and was 2 for 4 -- including an infield single in the third. ... te-Jersey/ . -- Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett knew it only was a matter of time before Steve Sullivan scored again. ... te-Jersey/ . Thomas Edgar scored a team-high 15 points as Australia wrapped up second place in the eight-nation tournament with a 5-2 record and 15 points."I want to congratulate my team," Australia coach John Uriarte said. . For one whole game that is. Then he went down with a knee injury. Fans had to be worried after barely a word was said about him for the rest of the summer. ... te-Jersey/ . The Heat played without NBA MVP LeBron James, who was out with "general soreness," according to coach Erik Spoelstra. Josh Harrelsons 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining put the Heat ahead for good at 102-99. ... te-Jersey/ . "I like the idea of the challenge. I mean, its possible. In fact, its something were going to do," Davidson said Wednesday after being hired as the Blue Jackets new president of hockey operations. JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch won his 34th career Truck Series race Friday night, beating Brad Keselowski at Chicagoland Speedway before running out of gas on his way to Victory Lane. It was Buschs fourth series win of the season and 17th overall spanning all three of NASCARs national series. Busch and Keselowski ran side-by-side for a large portion of the race, trading the lead several times as they combined to lead 102 of the 150 laps. "Finally got by him and he was still with me, and I started stretching him and thought I could breathe again," Busch said. "Then two laps later, he was on my butt again." Busch was startled on his celebratory burnout when he leaned out the window while mimicking a boxer -- an attempt to show hed outdueled someone -- and his truck ran out of fuel. It looked as if it nearly caused Busch to fall out the window. Busch, who will try for the weekend sweep at Chicago by winning the Nationwide race on Saturday and the Sprint Cup race on Sunday, laughed it off later.dddddddddddd. "Always try to do something. Keep it fresh. Im running out of ideas," he said. Keselowski had to settle for his second runner-up finish of the season and fifth of his career. Keselowski is still searching for his first career Truck Series victory. "Running this race, side-by-side, every restart, some pack racing, thats just something that I think is exceptional to watch," Keselowski said. "But from my place is exceptional to do. A little disappointed we didnt get the win, but I know we were close. I know how far our team and company has come." Ryan Blaney finished third driving for Keselowski. Series leader Matt Crafton, who now leads James Buescher by 47 points in the standings, was fourth after grabbing his 16th top-10 in 16 races. Buescher was eighth. Ty Dillon finished fifth, John Wes Townley was sixth and Austin Dillon seventh. Jeb Burton and Johnny Sauter completed the top 10. ' ' '
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