Kershaw, Dodgers dominate Padres

Posted May 07, 2017

The three-time Cy Young Award victor struck out nine Padres, Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their second straight game in San Diego, 10-2, on Saturday night at Petco Park. He gave up two hits, threw a wild pitch and gave up an unearned run before Roberts came to get him. He homered twice on April 29 against Philadelphia.

"I've said it before, him going on the DL, you never want to see it", Bellinger said.

"He's just got such a good feel", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

"I was trying to go down and away with my sinker". Kershaw struck out nine and took a shutout in to the 8th inning before Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run, the second time this season Schimpf has gone deep against Kershaw.

Other than the one mistake to Schimpf, Kershaw was lights out, allowing just one run on five hits with four walks and nine strikeouts. On Friday night against the Padres and starter Jhoulys Chacin, Bellinger is hitting fifth and Pederson is right behind hitting sixth in the Los Angeles lineup.

Still, Kershaw left the game with a 5-1 lead in what should have been a fairly low-stress evening for the Dodgers. Hunter Renfroe followed with the first of his two walks but Kershaw got Blash to fly out.

Josh Fields threw 1 1/3 innings for his first save.

"Richard's command wasn't as good as it's been", Padres manager Andy Green said.

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Asked what he expected going forward, Machado said, "They are probably going to try to hit me again [tomorrow]". Orioles manager Buck Showalter, said, "I can't sit here and profess that I know how Adam feels".

The Padres tied it at 1 in the fourth when they got their first hit off Maeda, a leadoff double by Cory Spangenberg.

Bellinger bookended the scoring for the Boys in Blue with an RBI single in the fourth, and a grand slam in the top of the ninth.

Maeda struck out six straight in the second and third innings and finished with eight Ks in five-plus innings. Yasiel Puig threw out Solarte at third.

Adrian Gonzalez in in his 14th Major League Baseball season, and he has never spent time on the disabled list. In a corresponding move, outfielder Joc Pederson has been activated after being out since April 24 with a right groin strain.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left hip contusion) could return next weekend.

Another Clayton, Padres' starting pitcher, Clayton Richard, did not fair as well as the Dodgers avenged a loss to Richard in the second game of the season at Dodger Stadium.

Padres: C Hector Sanchez is limited to pinch-hitting duties after suffering a foot contusion on Friday.