Final(ly) score: Dodgers 5, Padres 4

Wilson Valdez reached on an error in the top of the 17th and scored on Brady Clark’s double into the leftfield corner. Brady was 0 for 5 with two walks in the game before that hit. Chad Billingsley, who had been perfect in the 16th, pitched around a one-out error by Ramon Martinez at third and his own one-out walk of Geoff Blum to strike out the final two batters with the tying run on second. Had Martinez made the play, it would have been his 11th assist in the game. … Franken-friar evidently doesn’t have much staying power. While most of us, including regular Friar, were here all the way to the end of this four-hour, 55-minute affair, Franken-friar was never seen after showing off his moves in the fourth inning. … They must have exhausted every piece of music in their collection here today, because now, 45 minutes after the game, they’re playing something by Hilary Duff. With apologies to my teenage daughter, who is such a big fan that she even has the Hilary perfume, that’s the musical equivalent of using pitchers to pinch hit. … Dodgers go to 15-10 and hold onto their half-game over the Snakes for at least one more day. The two teams begin a three-game series tomorrow night on the hill.

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