April 19, 2024
Motion on the season opener in Seoul. Screenshot from MLB televison

The Los Angeles Dodgers scored 4 runs within the eighth inning to take the lead within the season opener towards the San Diego Padres Wednesday in Seoul, South Korea, and win the sport 5-2 at Gocheok Sky Dome.

Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts had RBI singles within the eighth inning, nevertheless it was a weird play at first base that led to the tie-breaking run.

With the rating tied 2-2, Gavin Lux hit a floor ball to first baseman Jake Cronenworth that went by the webbing of his glove into proper area. Teoscar Hernandez scored on the play, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead and stored the inning alive.

The Padres pitchers gave the Dodgers loads of probabilities within the sport. They walked 9 batters, nevertheless it wasn’t till the eighth inning when the Dodgers took benefit.

Max Muncy walked to steer off the eighth inning. Teoscar Hernandez adopted with a single and James Outman walked to load the bases.

Kike Hernandez began the rally with a sacrifice fly that scored Muncy to tie the rating 2-2.

Ohtani was 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run-scoring single within the eighth inning, and a stolen base in his debut for the Dodgers.

The Padres took a 1-0 lead within the backside of the third inning on an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts. The Dodgers tied the rating within the prime of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly from Jason Heyward that scored Teoscar Hernandez.

“Everyone knows what we are able to do on the baseball area,” Teoscar Hernandez informed SportsNet LA after the sport.

The Padres took a 2-1 lead when Manny Machado scored on a bases-loaded double play within the backside of the fourth inning.

Tyler Glasnow began for the Dodgers and pitched 5 innings. He gave up two runs on two hits, struck out three and walked 4.

Yu Darvish began for the Padres. He was pulled within the fourth inning after giving up an unearned run on two hits, hanging out three and strolling three.

Daniel Hudson (1-0) earned the win, pitching a scoreless seventh inning. He gave up a success and struck out one. Evan Phillips earned his first save of the season

Jhony Brito (0-1) took the loss, giving up a run and a success in a 3rd of a inning in reduction.

The signing of Ohtani to a 10-year, $700 million contract provides the Dodgers three Most Priceless Gamers on the prime of their lineup.

Betts was the 2018 American League MVP when he performed for the Boston Purple Sox. Ohtani, the unanimous choice as AL MVP in 2021 and 2023 when he performed for the Los Angeles Angels, will bat second, adopted by Freddie Freeman, the 2020 Nationwide League MVP when he performed for the Atlanta Braves.

Glasnow, a right-hander, made his Dodger debut Wednesday. The group acquired the 2011 graduate of William S. Hart Excessive College in Santa Clarita from the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-player commerce Dec. 16 and signed him to a five-year contract extension for $136.5 million.

Glasnow was 10-7 in 2023 with 162 strikeouts in 120 innings in 21 begins, setting profession highs for victories, strikeouts, begins and innings pitched.

He made his second profession opening day begin in a major-league profession that started in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He additionally began the 2021 opener for the Rays.

Darvish made his third opening day begin for the Padres and fourth of his major-league profession, which started in 2012 with the Texas Rangers. The 37- year-old right-hander was 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 begins in 2023.

The Dodgers have been 100-62 in 2023 and received the NL West for the tenth time in 11 seasons. However they misplaced their first postseason sequence for a second consecutive season — getting swept in three video games by the Arizona Diamondbacks in an NL Division Sequence.

San Diego was 82-80, ending third within the five-team NL West, 18 video games behind the Dodgers and two video games behind the Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins within the race for the ultimate two NL wild-card berths.

Mike Shildt made his debut because the Padres’ supervisor, succeeding Bob Melvin, who left the group to turn out to be the San Francisco Giants’ supervisor.

Shildt labored for the Padres for the previous two seasons in a advisor position after managing the St. Louis Cardinals to a 252-199 file from halfway by the 2018 season by 2021 and postseason berths in every of his three full seasons.

South Korea is the third overseas nation wherein the Padres have performed a regular-season sport. They performed their first regular-season sport outdoors america on Could 30, 1969, defeating the Montreal Expos, 3-2. They’ve additionally performed in Mexico.

The Padres will play at Petco Park for the primary time in 2024 on Monday to start a two-game exhibition sequence towards the Seattle Mariners. They are going to play their regular-season residence opener March 28 towards the Giants.