Los Angeles 12, San Diego 5

Oct. 4, 2001 at 7:03 AM   |   0 comments

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- On a night when San Diego's Rickey Henderson tied Ty Cobb's 78-year-old record for runs scored, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a habit of crossing the plate Wednesday night.

Gary Sheffield and Paul Lo Duca homered and drove in four runs apiece as the Dodgers coasted to a 12-5 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Henderson tied Cobb's record of 2,245 runs scored when he raced around from first base on a double into the right-field corner by Ryan Klesko in the third inning. Already the major leagues' all-time leader in walks and stolen bases, Henderson was treated to a pair of standing ovations and responded with two curtain calls.

Henderson went 0-for-3 with a walk and remains three hits away from becoming the 25th member of the 3,000-hit club.

Sheffield belted a two-run homer -- his 35th -- 419 feet over the left-field wall off Padres starter Bobby Jones (8-19) to highlight a four-run first inning. Lo Duca added his 25th homer, a three-run shot to left-center, in the seventh.

Los Angeles starter Eric Gagne (6-7) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings as he recorded his first win since July 26.

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