Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Miguel Tejada homered during a three-run third inning to back Tim Stauffer’s solid performance on the mound, as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1, in the second test of a three- game series.
Tejada’s homer was the 300th of his career. The Padres, who have won the first two games of this series, moved a half-game ahead of the Giants and into first place in the NL West standings. San Francisco lost to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Stauffer (5-4) gave up one run on three hits over six innings to pick up the win. He also fanned five batters and walked two. Heath Bell recorded his career-high 43rd save.
A.J. Ellis drove in the lone run for the Dodgers, who have lost six straight games to San Diego. Ted Lilly (8-12) went seven frames in the start, allowing three runs on eight hits to lose his fourth consecutive decision. The left- hander also struck out eight and walked one.