SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton hit a solo homer with two outs in the eighth inning off Zack Greinke to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Upton hit a 3-2 slider into the stands in left field. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly challenged the play, contending a fan may have reached over the wall trying to catch the ball. The call was upheld in 42 seconds.
Greinke, who came in 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA against San Diego in 10 career starts, had pitched well into the eighth inning.
The right-hander had allowed just one run and seven hits and had retired the first two batters of the inning before Upton his 13th homer of the season.
Ian Kennedy matched Greinke through seven innings, allowing one run and four hits with four strikeouts and one walk. After breaking a string of four consecutive defeats with a 9.31 ERA, Kennedy turned in his third straight strong start.
Brandon Maurer (4-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his 16th save in 17 chances.
Kimbrel allowed a leadoff single to Yasiel Puig before getting Adrian Gonzalez to bounce into a double play and striking out Howie Kendrick.
The loss snapped the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak.
The lack of support for Greinke was nothing new for the right-hander. It was the sixth time in seven starts that Greinke has received two or fewer runs of support.
Despite the superb effort, Kennedy is winless in his last 12 starts against the Dodgers, going 0-7.
Former Padre Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh homer of the season leading off the third to tie the score at 1-all.
Matt Kemp put the Padres ahead in the first with a two-out, RBI single that scored Will Venable, who doubled.
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