LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Richard pitched eight impressive innings, Yangervis Solarte homered and the San Diego Padres turned four double plays to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers were limited to five hits after pounding out 14 in a 14-3 rout Monday, when they set a franchise record for opening day by socking four home runs.
Corey Seager, last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, went 0 of 3 with a strikeout and hit into two double plays for Los Angeles. Kenta Maeda (0-1) gave up three runs in five innings.
The Padres had 11 hits after being held to five by Clayton Kershaw and Chris Hatcher on Monday.
Richard (1-0) allowed five hits on 99 pitches. The left-hander struck out five and walked two in starting his second career stint with the Padres. Brad Hand pitched the ninth to complete the shutout.
San Diego turned inning-ending double plays in the second, fourth and sixth.
Solarte’s homer with two outs in the third extended the lead to 3-0. His RBI single accounted for the Padres’ first run, and Ryan Schimpf added a sacrifice fly that made it 2-0 in the first.
Wil Myers had an RBI single with two outs in the eighth.
Erick Aybar went 3 for 3 with a walk for the Padres.
Maeda allowed six hits to open his second season in the majors. The Japanese right-hander struck out four and walked two. He finished third in last season’s NL Rookie of the Year voting after going 16-11 with a 3.48 ERA in 32 starts.
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