Maeda stymies Padres as Dodgers win 4-2, move closer in West

Kenta Maeda’s work in the winter is paying off for the Dodgers this summer.

Thanks to his newfound changeup, Maeda pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor each delivered an RBI single as Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday night.

The surging Dodgers pulled within a half-game of NL West-leading Arizona with their 34th victory in 50 games.

San Diego cut its deficit to one in the seventh when rookie Christian Villanueva wholesale jerseys hit his 18th homer off reliever Daniel Hudson.

Austin Hedges had two of the Padres’ five hits, but San Diego lost for the seventh time in 10 games.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he still expects Pedroia, a four-time All-Star who has spent his entire career in Boston, to play again this season.

At the plate, Gagnon drove in Rosario with a sacrifice fly — giving his family in attendance something to cheer about.

Phillies: Hoskins crashed violently with his face into the padded left-field wall while chasing Rosario’s triple in the third. Hoskins, who broke his jaw in late May when he fouled a ball off his mouth, remained in the game after being checked by Kapler and a trainer. After I hit the wall and I threw the ball https://www.wholesalecheapjerseyselite.com/ in, that was the first thing I thought of, Hoskins said. I was like, `Oh, my God. Is my jaw OK?’ But yeah, I’m fine.

Mets: 2B Asdrubal Cabrera exited in the seventh with a hyperextended left elbow but should be able to play Wednesday night, according to manager Mickey Callaway. … RHP Noah Syndergaard plans to throw a bullpen Wednesday. If all goes well, he will start Friday night against Washington. Syndergaard has been sidelined since late May with a strained ligament in his right index finger. … RF Jay Bruce felt discomfort in his hip when he began baseball activity. He has been shut down for a 10-day period that started Sunday, according to Callaway. After that, Bruce’s condition will be reassessed.

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