Andre Ethier extended his career-high hitting streak to 27 games on Sunday, but that was the lone highlight for the Dodgers, who dropped their series finale to the Padres 7-0 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers, who had trouble scoring all weekend, managed just three hits in seven innings off Dustin Moseley, who picked up his first win of the season for San Diego. The Dodgers were shutout for the third time this season.
Ethier got his hit on an infield hit in the seventh inning, a hard grounder to Brad Hawpe at first base. Hawpe knocked down the ball while diving toward the foul line, but couldn't make a play on Ethier. The streak is the second longest by a Dodger since they moved to Los Angeles. Ethier tied Duke Snider (1953) and Joe Medwick (1942) for the third longest streak by a Dodger, including their Brooklyn days.
The Dodgers scored just five runs in three games against the Padres over the weekend, and were really just a Tony Gwynn Jr. diving catch (on Friday night) away from being swept by the team with the worst offense in baseball. Jon Garland got hung with the loss Sunday, allowing three runs in six innings. Hong-Chih Kuo struggled in his first game back from the disabled list, retiring just one of the five batters he faced, allowing four runs in the ninth inning.
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