San Diego Padres end Kershaw’s streak, but still fall to the Dodgers


San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres Chase Headley ended Clayton Kershaw‘s scoreless streak at 41 innings Thursday night, but the Padres still fell to the 1st place Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1. The San Diego Padres have now lost three straight and five of its last six.

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Kershaw (11-2) dominated the San Diego Padres, allowing only one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts for his third complete game of the season and his 14th complete game of his career. His 41-inning scoreless streak is third longest in Dodgers franchise history behind Orel Hershiser‘s Major League Baseball record 59 straight shutout innings in 1988.

San Diego Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season despite his solid start, allowing only two runs on seven hits with a career-high seven strikeouts.

The Dodgers scored the games first run in the bottom of the fourth, as Yasiel Puig scored on an RBI single by Scott Van Slyke to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

The San Diego Padres would tie the game in the top of the 6th on a two-out home run to Chase Headley off Kershaw to end his streak and tie the game at 1-1.

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  • The Dodgers would re-take the lead in the bottom of the 6th, as Hanley Ramirez scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Adrian Gonzalez to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

    That’s all Kershaw would need as he would only need 18 pitches to retire the San Diego Padres in the 8th and 9th to seal the win for the Dodgers.