Los Angeles, CA – Dee Gordon lined an 0-2 fastball the opposite way, just over the glove of Chase Headley to drive in the winning run in dramatic fashion as the Dodgers edged the Padres 5-4 on Sunday.
Gordon's bases-loaded hit in the bottom of the ninth capped off a dizzying three-game series that saw a new Dodgers record for consecutive strikeouts, a walkoff-walk on Friday and an unorthodox triple play in the top of the ninth on Sunday.
Javy Guerra (1-0) recorded the win after getting help from the bizarre triple play, while Brad Brach (0-1) walked two and gave up two singles in the ninth to take the loss. LA's Matt Kemp hit his fourth home run in three games.
Los Angeles' series sweep is part of a six-game win streak, and the Dodgers are 9-1 on the season for the first time since 1981, the year the franchise won its fifth World Series.