Dodgers Continue To Fall In NL West As They Lose To Padres 5-2
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley each had two RBIs as the Padres roughed up Clayton Kershaw and four relievers shut down the Dodgers after Clayton Richard left two pitches into his start because of shoulder pain, leading San Diego to a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.
Tim Stauffer (1-0) gave up one run in four innings for his first win since Sept. 16, 2011, and closer Huston Street secured his 15th save in 16 chances.
The surging Padres are an NL-best 13-7 in June. San Diego has won eight straight at Petco Park and nine of their last 11 overall. The Dodgers have lost nine of 12.
Kershaw (5-5) allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. He allowed four earned runs in a game this season just once prior to Friday. The Dodgers ace has struggled against San Diego this season, going 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in three starts.