Juan Uribe posted his second three-hit game in four contests and
scored a run while Dee Gordon added an RBI single as the Dodgers
rebounded from an eighth-inning meltdown by their bullpen in
Sunday's loss to even the series. Zack Greinke (1-0) allowed two
runs and two hits over five innings while three relievers tossed a
scoreless frame apiece to bridge the gap to Kenley Jansen, who
worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning for his second
Ian Kennedy (0-1) yielded three runs on five hits over five innings
to fall to 0-4 in his last four starts against Los Angeles. Seth
Smith homered for the second straight game and Will Venable recorded
two hits as the duo accounted for four of the Padres' six hits.
Carl Crawford opened the game with a single, stole second and
advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Yasmani Grandal
before Puig hammered a 2-1 high fastball into the second deck in
left field. Gordon increased the lead to 3-0 in the fourth when he
lined a single up the middle to score Uribe after fouling off five
straight pitches, but the Padres got the run back in the bottom of
the frame on Smith's solo shot.
San Diego halved the deficit in the fifth on a wild pitch
immediately following a walk to Grandal — allowing Jedd Gyorko to
score — but Greinke retired the next two batters to end the threat.
Jansen allowed singles to Yonder Alonso and Venable before walking
Grandal, but the closer recovered to strike out Nick Hundley to end
GAME NOTEBOOK: Six of Puig's 20 career homers have come against the
Padres. … San Diego has dropped eight of its last 10 against the
Dodgers. … Greinke, who improved to 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA in six
career starts against the Padres, has won 13 of his last 15
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