LOS ANGELES (AP) -The
Los Angeles Dodgers
look like a team trying to walk off with their second straight NL West title.
hit a bases-loaded RBI single in the 10th inning, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the
San Diego Padres
on Saturday night and their second straight walkoff victory. They won 1-0 Friday night on a bases-loaded walk to
in the ninth.
The Dodgers are 9-0 at home, tying the franchise record set in 1946 in Brooklyn.
''I want to make it 10-0,'' manager
said. ''You get greedy when you play well and get results. Most clubs would like to believe they're comfortable at home, and
it's someplace you should win. The more you win someplace, the more confidence you have. A big part of it is the crowd, and
the fact that you hit last in close games.
''But every time we go on the field, we want to win. And whatever that number is, it is. Hopefully we can extend this thing.
We're feeling pretty good about ourselves right now,'' Torre added.
led off the 10th with a single against rookie
followed with a sharp single through the box, putting runners at the corners.
was walked intentionally, and Ethier drove a 2-1 pitch off the right field fence to hand Gregerson his second loss in three
''These last two games have been pitchers duels, so we just had to win them in the late innings and we came through again
tonight,'' center fielder
said. ''Our confidence level is real high at this point. Anybody in our lineup can go out there and get the job done.''
(2-0) pitched one inning for the victory, helping send the Padres to their sixth straight loss and 10th in 12 games after
a 9-3 start.
For the third time in this four-game series, neither starting pitcher got a decision. San Diego's
allowed a run and six hits over seven innings and struck out five, continuing a quirky trend in which he's had one great outing
after an extremely poor one.
''I don't put much into it,'' Young said tersely. ''If we continue to pitch that well over the course of the season, I think
we'll win the majority of these games. It seems like when we hit, we don't seem to pitch well. When we pitch well, we don't
seem to score enough runs.''
threw 103 pitches over 5 1-3 innings, allowing one run and two hits including a first-inning home run by
. But he gave up four walks, after allowing just eight over 31 1-3 innings in his other five starts.
Wolf's back-to-back walks to
in the fifth ended the left-hander's string of 46 consecutive batters without a base on balls - in addition to a stretch in
which he walked only one of 77 batters. But Hundley and Rodriguez were stranded when right fielder Ethier raced toward the
alley to grab Young's line drive.
The Dodgers, whose season-opening streak of 23 games with an extra-base hit ended with Friday night's 1-0 win, tied the score
1-all in the third when Wolf doubled inside first base and scored on Furcal's single.
''I wish I could have that pitch back to Wolf,'' Young said. ''I just missed my spot a little bit with the fastball and pulled
it, and he hit it down the line. When you look at it, it ended up costing us the game.''
Notes: Wolf had the winning horse - Mine That Bird - in the Dodgers' Kentucky Derby pool. ... Martin broke out of a 2-for-23
rut with three hits and became the third catcher to steal at least 50 bases for the Dodgers, joining Johnny Roseboro (59)
(55). ... RHP
will come out of the bullpen to start Tuesday night against Arizona instead of beleaguered rookie RHP
, who lasted only 1 2-3 innings in Thursday's game. ... Dodgers LHP Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-day disabled list,
retroactive to April 30, because of an elbow strain. LHP Brent Leach was called up from Double-A Chattanooga - his first trip
to the majors.