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Dodgers, Padres play through earthquake

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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Friday night, interrupting the fourth inning of the Dodgers-Padres series at Dodger Stadium. Despite the shaking, the teams carried on with the game: San Diego lefty Eric Lauer pitched to a 2-2 count against Kiké Hernández, then induced a fly out to end the inning.

The earthquake lasted less than a minute, but it was enough to rattle the cameras and send some of the crowd scurrying toward the exits, per multiple reports. Despite the dramatic-looking footage from the incident, however, the stadium didn’t appear to lose power or suffer any substantial damage in the quake.

The earthquake comes on the heels of another significant aftershock that rippled through Southern California on July 4, hours before the Dodgers kicked off their four-game series on Thursday evening. Following Friday’s stadium-shaking tremors, they clawed their way back from a one-run deficit as Max Muncy hit into a productive fielder’s choice, allowing Alex Verdugo to plate the game-tying run in the sixth. They’re currently tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh.

Report: Brewers to sign Brock Holt

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.

Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.

It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.