Aaron Harang was roughed up for four runs in his first start of the season on Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to complete their sweep of the San Diego Padres, who won 8-4 at Petco Park. Clayton Richard allowed just two hits and two unearned runs in seven innings to earn the victory for San Diego.
Harang was removed with one out in the fifth inning after allowing four runs, three of them earned, on seven hits and five walks. He did strike out six batters on the day, and allowed a home run to Andy Parrino, the first of Parrino's big league career.
Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run, his second of the season, to center field in the top of the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. The home run, which was just the second hit off Richard, cut the Dodgers' deficit in half, to 4-2.
Chas Headley put an end to any Dodgers comeback thoughts with a 413-foot grand slam in the eighth inning off Scott Elbert.
Andre Ethier hit a two-run home run of his own for the Dodgers in the ninth inning, his first of the year.
The Dodgers are off Monday before beginning a six-game homestand, starting Tuesday afternoon with their home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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