Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani hits a single during the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season opening game against the San Diego Padres at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Wednesday. Seoul was selected as the venue for the opening games of MLB's world tour series, marking Korea's inaugural appearance on the host list. Yonhap

The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 to open the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season in Seoul on Wednesday.The Dodgers scored four times in the top eighth to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, and the bullpen slammed the door shut over the final two innings for the come-from-behind victory.This was the very first MLB regular season game in South Korea.The Padres batted last in this game. The Dodgers will be the home team for Game 2 on Thursday.Kim Ha-seong, the South Korean shortstop for the Padres, went 0-for-3 with a walk.Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese sensation making his Dodgers regular season debut, batted 2-for-5 with an RBI and a steal.The Padres scored the first run of the 2024 MLB season in the bottom of the third. Tyler Wade drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch by starter Tyler Glasnow. He then moved to third on Jackson Merrill’s flyout, before Xander Bogaerts drove him home with a single to center.The Dodgers responded right away in the top fourth. Teoscar Hernandez reached on an error by third baseman Manny Machado, taking second base when the throw skipped past first baseman Freddie Freeman.James Outman moved Hernandez to third base with a groundout, and then Jason Heyward brought home the tying run with a sacrifice fly to right field.The Padres reclaimed their lead with a run in the bottom fourth, though they could have had so much more after loading the bases with nobody out.

Glasnow walked the first two batters of the inning and an infield single loaded the bases for Luis Campusano, who could only cash in a run with a 6-4-3 double play.The Dodgers squandered a chance to pull even in the top fifth, when Max Muncy struck out with runners at the corners.But the Dodgers grabbed the lead with a four-spot in the top of the eighth.They loaded the bases with a couple of walks and a single. Kike Hernandez then brought home the tying run with a sacrifice fly to left.The Dodgers caught a break when Gavin Lux’s grounder went through the webbing of first baseman Jake Cronenworth’s glove, allowing Teoscar Hernandez to score the go-ahead run to make it 3-2 Dodgers.The Dodgers added a couple more runs as Mookie Betts delivered an RBI single to left, and Ohtani followed up with a single of his own to put the Dodgers up 5-2.The Padres managed just four hits and their pitchers were called for four pitch clock violations.After starter Tyler Glasnow went through five innings and allowed two runs, four Dodgers relievers slammed the door shut on the Padres. Daniel Hudson, on the comeback trail at age 37 after spending the last year rehabbing from knee surgery, was credited with a win thanks to a scoreless inning of work. Evan Phillips grabbed the save with a perfect ninth inning.Padres starter Yu Darvish only lasted 3 2/3 innings while allowing a run on two hits and three walks. He needed 72 pitches to retire 11 batters.Jhony Brito was charged with the 슬롯놀이터 loss after the shaky eighth inning

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