Padres rally to tie Dodgers, lose Maybin in process
Center fielder sustains apparent left shoulder injury on diving catch in fourth
By Ken Gurnick
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm, the fifth and sixth starters, tossed a pair of scoreless innings each as the Dodgers and a Padres split squad played to a 3-3 tie Sunday at Camelback Ranch.
San Diego's Cameron Maybin robbed Juan Uribe of extra bases with a diving catch in the fourth, but exited an inning later with an apparent left shoulder injury.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Maybin will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
The Padres scored a run in the sixth off Stephen Fife. Jace Peterson walked, took second on a groundout, took third on Fife's wild pickoff throw and scored on Alexi Amarista's RBI infield single.
San Diego tied it in the eighth on an RBI single by Rocky Gale. Gale's hit drove in Rico Noel, who plated Jace Peterson with an RBI double.
Beckett, continuing his recovery from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, struck out three and allowed one hit, calling the outing a significant hurdle in his return from the injury.
Maholm, who was slowed this spring with elbow tenderness, also allowed only one hit.
Up next:Josh Johnson will make his anticipated Padres debut Monday when the club travels to Scottsdale, Ariz., to face the Giants at 12:05 p.m. PT in an exclusive audio webcast on MLB.com. Signed to a one-year, $8 million deal in the offseason, Johnson is expected to begin the season in the middle of the rotation. The 30-year-old is coming off an injury-shortened 2013 season in which he only made 16 starts and finished with a 6.20 ERA for the Blue Jays.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.