LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren tossed seven sharp innings to give the Dodgers four pitchers with 13 wins for the first time in 19 years, and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres, 4-0, on Wednesday night.
Haren (13-10) allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one.READ MORE: 3 Gang Members Arrested In Beverly Hills Restaurant Shooting
He joined Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Greinke as the first quartet with at least that many wins since Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela, Jerry Reuss and Bob Welch in 1985.
Haren and J.P. Howell combined to retire nine consecutive San Diego batters before Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth.
Carl Crawford had a season-high four hits, including three doubles, and Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe added RBI singles as the Dodgers finished 12-7 against San Diego this season.
Crawford drove in the Dodgers’ first run in the second and last run in the eighth on doubles.
Ian Kennedy (10-13) gave up three runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked one but is winless in his last nine starts against the Dodgers, dropping to 0-5 since the start of last season.
The Padres turned three double plays behind Kennedy, but advanced just one runner to third base — and he reached on an error by second baseman Justin Turner. The Dodgers committed six errors in the three-game series, including three on one play Monday.
Haren has allowed no more than one earned run in each of his last four starts and has gone 5-1 in his past seven starts since Aug. 6 after going through the worst stretch of his career with five consecutive losses from July 5 to Aug. 1.READ MORE: Gas Prices In Southern California Keep Ticking Up, But Cyberattack On East Coast Pipeline Not Expected To Make An Impact
Crawford, Uribe and Matt Kemp, who extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single, continued on their offensive tear. Yasiel Puig, however, was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts in the leadoff spot after recently being dropped to seventh in an attempt to spark some offense.
Padres: CF Will Venable left because of a back strain in the fifth. … Relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit (right shoulder soreness) played catch and could return by this weekend. … RHP Blaine Boyer (shoulder fatigue) is a few days behind Benoit. … OF Abraham Almonte (sprained ankle) took batting practice and ran in the outfield for the first time since getting hurt last weekend. He’s expected to play in the upcoming series at Arizona.
Dodgers: Relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez (elbow) had a bullpen session and told manager Don Mattingly that he threw at 100 percent velocity. Mattingly said Rodriguez will be evaluated over the next couple of days.
Padres: They are off Thursday before continuing their road trip at Arizona, with left-hander Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55 ERA) on the mound.
Dodgers: After taking Thursday off, they head to San Francisco with Ryu (14-6, 3.16) starting in a crucial series. The left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts at AT&T Park this season.MORE NEWS: Thursday Last Day To Claim $26 Million SuperLotto Ticket Sold In Norwalk
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