Kuroda, Kemp Lead Dodgers Over Padres 1-0...Again

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 2: Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 2, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have beaten the Padres five straight times and are 8-3 against San Diego this season.

Hiroki Kuroda didn't get much run support again on Tuesday night, but he didn't need it, as the Dodgers beat the Padres 1-0 for their second win in as many nights at Petco Park in San Diego. Kuroda pitched seven scoreless innings to snap a four-game losing streak, and improved his record to a still ludicrous 7-13, especially considering his 2.96 ERA.

Matt Kemp continued his assault on National League pitching, with two more hits. He drove in the Dodgers' only run with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Kemp has a 10-game hitting streak, and also a streak of six consecutive games with two or more hits, tied for the fifth longest streak in Los Angeles Dodgers history.

The Dodgers have beaten the Padres five straight times and are 8-3 against San Diego this season.

On some level, you have to feel for Mat Latos, who has started twice against the Dodgers and given up a total of two runs. However, he has two losses in those two games as well. The Dodgers have beaten the Padres 1-0 three times this season, tied for the most 1-0 wins over one opponent in one season since moving to Los Angeles. The Dodgers beat the Mets 1-0 three times in both 1963  and 1970, and did the same to the Phillies in 1967.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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