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Justin Turner and Manny Machado Knock in Seven Runs as Dodgers Sweep San Diego

Justin Turner drove in five runs while Manny Machado put the Los Angeles Dodgers ahead with a two-run homer as the Dodgers swept a three-game series against the San Diego Padres with a 7-3 victory Sunday.

How sweep it is.

Justin Turner and Manny Machado drove in all seven runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers swept a three-game series against the San Diego Padres, 7-3, on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Turner tied a career-high with five RBI and Machado hit a two-run homer as the Dodgers went from being the dustpan to the broom this week at the Ravine.

It was the Dodgers' seventh sweep this season.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1) gave up 11 hits in his 5 2/3 innings, but held the Padres to two runs.

"I did give up a lot of hits, but I was able to control the damage," said Ryu of his start. "I wish I could have gone 6 or 7 innings like what is expected from a starter, but at least I kept the game pretty close and gave us a chance to win."

Ryu did most of his damage at the plate, where he went 2-for-2 with a run scored for his third mult-hit game of his career and first since July 2, 2014.


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"I told him good pitching, better hitting," joked Turner of Ryu. "Ryu has always handled the bat well. He takes good swings and obviously helped himself a lot today."

Ryu also told reporters after the game that Turner told him in the dugout that he thought he was a pretty good hitting pitcher. 

The Padres gave left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-4) the early lead with a solo home run from Franmil Reyes in the second and Hunter Renfroe's RBI single in the third.

Turner tied it up with a two-run double in the fifth. Machado added his 31st home run of the season, and his seventh in 35 games with the Dodgers. Machado had a three-run homer a night earlier and has now homered in back-to-back games four times this season.

"That's what we hope to do every time, but it doesn't always work out that way," Turner said of the 1-2 punch of he and Machado in the lineup. "Since he's flipped us around, Manny is comfortable in the three-hole, and I'm comfortable hitting anywhere in the lineup. As long as we win ball games, it doesn't matter where anyone is."

After a pair of walks and a wild pitch, Turner drove in two more in the sixth with a single to left off reliever Robert Stock. He tied his career-high for RBIs with a run-scoring double in the eighth. It's the fifth time he's driven in five runs in one game.

"I tried to relax and get a good pitch to hit and hit it hard somewhere," said Turner of his day. "I found a couple holes and obviously I'm happy with the results."

Renfroe completed the Padres scoring with a solo home run in the ninth off reliever Yimi Garcia. It was his 15th homer of the season.

"If we tacked on another run, that's why we went with Yimi," said Roberts who had both Garcia and Kenta Maeda up in the pen before the ninth inning. 

The Padres have lost five consecutive games, all on the road, tied for their third-longest losing streak of the season. They have lost 12 of 16 against the Dodgers. 

Erlin went 4 2/3 innings for San Diego, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out three. 

The victory kept the third-place Dodgers 2½ games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West. 


Padres: As he ran from second to third base Saturday night, 3B Wil Myers was drilled on his side by a Renfroe line drive. Myers was an automatic out, but remained in the game and started Sunday. The play likely cost the Padres a run in the eventual 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Dodgers.

Dodgers: The Dodgers are off Monday and when they resume play Tuesday at Texas expect to have both RHP Ross Stripling (back) and OF Joc Pederson (knee) back. Stripling is expected to join the bullpen. Pederson did pinch hit Saturday and Sunday, but was held out of the lineup. . Struggling closer Kenley Jansen (three consecutive blown saves) was given Sunday off.


Padres: After an off-day Monday, the Padres return home with RHP Jacob Nix (1-2, 6.17) scheduled to start against the Mariners. In his first three starts, he has a groundout percentage of 61.0 percent. 

Dodgers: After their off-day, RHP Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.96) is scheduled to start Tuesday at Texas. The rookie threw seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high nine in his last start against the Cardinals.

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