San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Robbie Erlin pitched into the eighth inning
and Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in both of the game's runs in a 2-0 Padres
win over the NL West-champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Erlin (3-3) allowed four hits and walk over 7 2/3 innings while striking out
seven in his first career appearance against the Dodgers.
The Padres, who had just five hits, won for the fifth time in six games.
Edinson Volquez (9-12) surrendered both runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.
He's winless over his last six appearances.
The Dodgers, who won the division with a victory Thursday at Arizona, got
three hits from Skip Schumaker.
Chris Denorfia reached base on Dee Gordon's throwing error in the first
inning. Denorfia stole third and scored on Gyorko's groundout. The throw home
from first baseman Drew Butera was a tad late.
Gyorko homered to center field in the fifth.
The Dodgers put together a threat in the ninth against Huston Street, who
earned his 32nd save. Schumaker doubled and pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez
singled to put runners at the corners with one out. Pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig
struck out, and pinch-hitter Matt Kemp also fanned to end the game.
Gyorko became the fifth second basemen ever to hit 20 or more home runs in his
rookie campaign, joining Dan Uggla (27 in 2006, FLA), Joe Gordon (24 in 1938,
NYY), Danny Espinosa (21 in 2011 for WAS) and Alexei Ramirez (21 in 2008, CWS)
... The Dodgers had won five in a row versus the Padres and lead the season
series 9-8 ... The teams combined to go 1-for-22 with men in scoring position.
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