About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Game 45: Yasiel Puig redeems himself in the 17th inning, Dodgers win 9-5.

David Rackley

Umpire David Rackley is treated after he was hit with a ball during the fifth inning Sunday. He did not return to the game. (Getty Images)


SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers rallied for four runs in the 17th inning — yes, the 17th — to beat the Padres 9-5. It was their longest game since a 17-inning win over the Padres in April 2007, also at Petco Park. The box score is here.

The Dodgers are shifting less with Clayton Kershaw on the mound compared to their other pitchers. Kershaw starts tomorrow.

Here’s what manager Dave Roberts said after the game:
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Scott Van Slyke goes 1 for 2 in first rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Scott Van Slyke played his first rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He finished 1 for 2 at the plate with a single and a walk, and played seven innings in right field against the San Jose Giants.

The outfielder/first baseman has missed 38 games this season due to a back injury.

Pitcher Yaisel Sierra, the only other player on the Rancho Cucamonga roster today who is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, exited the game after 3 ⅔ innings due to what the team called an “apparent hand/finger injury.”

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Alex Guerrero is 0-for-20 at Double-A Tulsa.

At least Alex Guerrero had a hit for a few minutes today.

Guerrero, who’s on an injury rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa, hit a ball to the outfield in the ninth inning Sunday that was originally scored a double. The hit was later changed to an error on center fielder Terrance Gore, and Guerrero didn’t collect another hit against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, so he officially finished 0 for 4 with a walk.

Guerrero is 0 for 20 since his rehab assignment transferred to the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate.

It’s possible the Dodgers’ utilityman will leave Tulsa with a .000 batting average; his rehab assignment was scheduled to transfer to Triple-A Oklahoma City sometime this week. Stay tuned.

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Frankie Montas throws two innings in first rehab outing with Double-A Tulsa.

SAN DIEGO — Frankie Montas pitched his first minor league rehab game for Double-A Tulsa on Sunday. The right-hander allowed one run in two innings on a solo home run. He also walked one batter and struck out two.

How was his velocity, you ask?

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Game 44: Finding a new way to lose, Dodgers take the idea of a ‘walk-off’ literally.

Chin-Hui Tsao

Dodgers pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao suffered his first loss of the season Saturday in his second game since being recalled from Triple-A. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres beat the Dodgers in their final plate appearance for the second straight day, this time on a walk-off walk issued by Chin-Hui Tsao with the bases loaded in the 11th inning. The box score is here.

Yasiel Puig is nothing if not aware of his problem in the batter’s box.

Here’s what the Dodgers were saying after the game:
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