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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.

No, the Astros aren’t being targeted for HBPs in spring training

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On Wednesday, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was hit by Cardinals pitcher Ramon Santos. It marked the seventh time an Astros batter had been hit in spring training exhibition games thus far, the highest total among all teams. As expected, teams are exacting revenge for the Astros’ cheating ways!

Well, not quite. The pitch Santos hit Bregman with was a 3-2 breaking ball that got away. Usually, if a pitcher is going to hit a batter as an act of revenge, he’ll attempt to do it with a first-pitch fastball.

José Altuve was also hit by a pitch against the Tigers on Sunday. The pitch, which looks to be the off-speed variety, appeared to graze his uniform as opposed to hitting him flush, so it was likely unintentional on the part of pitcher Nick Ramirez.

Other Astros to have been hit in spring training thus far: Alex De Goti, Aledmys Díaz, Osvaldo Duarte, Dustin Garneau, and Jake Meyers. Not exactly a who’s-who list of Code Breaker operatives.

Will some pitchers intentionally throw at the Astros this year? Almost certainly, despite commissioner Rob Manfred’s warning. Have they been doing it from the moment exhibition games began earlier this month? Certainly not.