July 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) watches game action during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres waste Ian Kennedy’s gem and fall to the Dodgers


San Diego, CA- As they have all season the San Diego Padres wasted another pitching gem as they fall to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0.

Ian Kennedy was dominant for the San Diego Padres, allowing no runs on three hits and eight strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Paul Maholm held the San Diego Padres offense in check all night, allowing no runs on two hits in six innings of work. Maholm held the San Diego Padres without a hit for the first three innings, before Chase Headley singled in the top of the fourth to get the San Diego Padres on the board.

The only action that occurred in the first eight innings, was Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig getting ejected in the bottom of the third inning for arguing with home plate umpire David Rackley.

The San Diego Padres would threaten in the top of the 9th as Seth Smith and Carlos Quentin singled off Jansen to put the go-ahead run in scoring position with two outs, but the San Diego Padres would be unable to score as Yasmani Grandal struck out to end the threat.

Kevin Quackenbush would replace Kennedy in the 9th and struggle to contain the Dodgers as the Dodgers would load the bases on a double by Adrian Gonzalez, walk to Andre Ethier and a walk to Juan Uribe. A.J. Ellis would drive in the game winning run on a sacrifice fly to right to score Adrian Gonzalez and give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 win.

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