National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at San Diego
(Saturday, September 21st)
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, San Diego 0
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig each hit a two-run
home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers took a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres
Clayton Kershaw (15-9) gave up just three hits and two walks while striking
out 10 over seven innings for the Dodgers, who bounced back from a 2-0 loss in
the opener of this three-game set on Friday.
"A little bit erratic at first with the fastball but A.J. (Ellis) did a real
good job of making me use all my pitches on both sides of the plate," Kershaw
Burch Smith (1-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on three
hits and five walks with six strikeouts over six innings for the Padres, who
had won five of six coming in.
"I'm doing some good things, taking some steps in the right direction," Smith
This game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning when Mark Ellis walked with
one out and A.J. Ellis followed with his ninth home run of the year for a 2-0
In the seventh, Kershaw led off with a bunt single and Puig's 18th homer of
the season, a blast to center, made it a 4-0 game.
San Diego's only real threat came in the third inning as the first two batters
reached base on a single and walk, but Chase Headley struck out and Jedd
Gyorko hit into a double play to end the inning. On the double play, Mark
Ellis tossed the grounded over to first and Adrian Gonzalez went home with the
ball to nail Smith at the plate.
Ronald Belisario and Brian Wilson each pitched a perfect inning to wrap up the
Los Angeles has won 10 of the 18 games against San Diego this season ... San
Diego was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position ... Game Time: 2:37.
09/22 02:08:42 ET
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