San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez stared down his long fly ball
after it left his bat in the ninth inning.
The 225-pound first baseman followed the ball from the moment it left
Huston Street's hand as a slider to when it found the sweet spot of his
bat until it ultimately disappeared into the right-field seats.
Gonzalez eventually commenced a slow trot around the bases after hitting the
home run that led the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres and a
split of a four-game series.
Street (0-4) allowed two homers in the final frame, with Hanley Ramirez
following Gonzalez's blast with an opposite-field shot to right field to give
the Dodgers a two-run edge.
Los Angeles spoiled Andrew Cashner's stellar outing. Cashner took a no
decision despite holding Los Angeles to one run on five hits over eight
Dodgers starter Chris Capuano also took a no decision after tossing five
scoreless frames. The left-hander gave up four hits and struck out five
without yielding a walk.
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