San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Recap SEP 13TH 2023

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San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Recap SEP 13TH 2023

Juan Soto and Luis Campusano hit home runs, Blake Snell bolstered his Cy Young Award case and the visiting San Diego Padres pulled off a late-season series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-1 victory Wednesday.

Snell (14-9) gave up one hit over six scoreless innings Thursday, adding to his resume in an otherwise crowded Cy Young field as he lowered his ERA to 2.43.

It was the 21st consecutive start Snell gave up three runs or less and the 11th time in that stretch he did not give up an earned run.

Soto hit a go-ahead home run in the Padres' victory over the Dodgers on Monday and gave his team an early lead Wednesday with a solo home run in the first inning off Dodgers right-hander Ryan Pepiot.

The Dodgers' quiet night on offense came after they scored 19 runs in the first two games of the series and had 11 runs on 11 hits with six walks in a victory over the Padres on Tuesday. The lone Los Angeles run Wednesday came on a Kolten Wong home run in the ninth.

One start after he took a perfect game into the seventh inning at Miami, Pepiot (2-1) gave up four runs on six hits over six innings in his third major league start and fifth appearance of the season.

Pepiot was three batters into Wednesday's game when he gave up his first hit and run on Soto's blast to right field. Soto reached 30 home runs for the first time since hitting 34 in 2019 as a member of the Washington Nationals.

The Padres (69-78) made it 4-0 in the fourth inning when Fernando Tatis Jr. doubled, Soto singled and Campusano dropped a home run into the Dodgers' bullpen in left field. It was his sixth of the season.

Tatis' two-run single in the seventh inning against Dodgers right-hander Joe Kelly built the advantage to 6-0. Kelly was making his first appearance since Aug. 9 after recovering from forearm inflammation and gave up a run for the first time in five appearances since his return to the club at the trade deadline.

The Dodgers (88-57) had a lone first-inning leadoff single by Mookie Betts until Miguel Rojas singled to center field with two outs in the eighth.

--Field Level Media