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Video: Dodgers walk off in 12th after a power outage at Dodger Stadium

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You couldn’t have scripted a weirder finish to the Dodgers’ 5-4 win over the Padres on Saturday night, which ended in the 12th inning after a temporary power outage swept through Dodger Stadium and the winning run was scored on a bloop double.

Following eight innings of three-run, nine-strikeout ball from Clayton Kershaw and Max Muncy‘s and Manny Machado‘s 30th home runs of the year, the Dodgers lost the chance to clinch in regulation after Kenley Jansen gave up a game-tying solo home run to Austin Hedges in the ninth. Both teams went scoreless in the 10th and 11th — Kenta Maeda and Caleb Ferguson combined for two hits and three strikeouts, never allowing a baserunner past first base, while the Padres’ Craig Stammen and Jose Castillo held the Dodgers hitless for six at-bats.

In the 12th, the Padres lost their chance to capitalize on Manuel Margot‘s one-out single after Freddy Galvis stranded him at second base with an inning-ending line out. Matt Kemp drew a four-pitch walk from Robert Stock to kick off the bottom of the inning, but had just made it to second base when the lights went out at Dodger Stadium and sparked a 19-minute delay.

When the lights flickered back on and play resumed, Justin Turner wasted no time plating the winning run. He skied a two-out double down the right field line — one that bounced just out of reach of all three of the Padres’ outfielders — giving Kemp just enough time to sprint home from second base without fear of evading a tag at the plate.

The Dodgers will go for the sweep at 4:10 PM EDT on Sunday when southpaws Robbie Erlin and Hyun-Jin Ryu face off, though it’s hard to imagine they’ll find a more dramatic way to finish off this series.

Angels place Andrew Heaney on 10-day injured list

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The Angels have placed Andrew Heaney on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, the club announced Saturday. The move is retroactive to July 17, though it’s not yet certain that he’ll be cleared to pitch again by the end of the month.

It’s an unfortunate development for the 28-year-old southpaw, who has battled inflammation in his pitching elbow on and off since spring training. In fact, his arm issues date back several years, including the shoulder impingement that put him on the shelf in 2017 and the Tommy John surgery he underwent in 2016. With such a complicated medical history, it makes sense that the Angels would want to proceed with caution as they facilitate the lefty’s eventual return to the mound.

Given his ongoing struggles, Heaney has seen mixed results with the club in 2019. Prior to his recent IL assignment, he pitched to a 1-3 record in nine starts with a 5.09 ERA, 3.7 BB/9, and 10.6 SO/9 through 46 innings. Since the end of June, however, his starts have gotten shorter and shorter; he lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his final outing against the Astros, expending a tremendous 103 pitches and issuing two runs, two walks, and five strikeouts during the team’s eventual 7-2 win.

In a corresponding roster move, the Angels claimed lefty reliever Adalberto Mejía off of waivers from the Twins. Mejía, 26, is expected to be activated ahead of Saturday’s game versus the Mariners. Over 13 appearances with Minnesota, he turned in an 8.80 ERA, 7.0 BB/9, and 8.8 SO/9 in 15 1/3 innings.