(Arlington) Corey Seager hit three hits and scored the deciding point as the Los Angeles Dodgers won 6-5 over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the run-off series tower.
Seager also provided a stolen goal and two doubles, including a two-run strike that gave his team a 2-1 lead in the third.
In the seventh, a single from Max Muncy allowed Seager to cross the plate, giving the Dodgers a 6-3 priority.
Los Angeles, however, struggled to secure victory.
Kenley Jansen allowed two runs and three hits in the ninth, being replaced by Joe Kelly. And the goals were tight when Kelly closed the books, knocking out Eric Hosmer on a ground.
Cody Bellinger hit a long ball for the Dodgers, who could advance to the next round as early as Thursday. Game three will start at 9:08 p.m.
Spectacular catch from Cody Bellinger
Center fielder, Bellinger had a breathtaking catch at the fence in the seventh, depriving Fernando Tatis of a long two-point ball. A superb catch, which allowed the Dodgers to keep the lead, 4-3.
Clayton Kershaw struck out six batters over six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. He did not give a goal on balls.
Hosmer and Manny Machado slammed home runs in a losing cause.
The ninth round was not easy.
After one out, Jake Cronenworth hit the trails with an infield single. Alternate hitter, Mitch Moreland pushed him home with a double.
Austin Nola was called out on a foul ball, but Trent Grisham scored Moreland with a single.
Kelly then gave Tatis and Machado some walks, before settling Hosmer's case.