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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.

Red Sox place Chris Sale on 10-day injured list

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.

Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.