The San Diego Padres scored three runs in the eighth inning off relief pitcher Matt Guerrier, giving them a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The loss snapped the Dodgers' brief winning streak at two games. The Padres scored five runs for just the third time in their last 12 games.
Andre Ethier had two hits on the night for L.A., extending his hitting streak to 26, an MLB record for April. The Dodgers scored their two runs on a bases loaded sacrifice fly by James Loney in the fourth inning and a pinch RBI single by Tony Gwynn in the seventh inning, which briefly tied the game at 2-2. For Guerrier, it was the second straight Saturday that he allowed multiple runs in the eighth inning in a loss. He has allowed eight runs and 13 baserunners in his last 4 2/3 innings.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven strong innings for the Dodgers, allowing just two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven. The Dodgers ended April with a 14-14 record. Jon Garland and Dustin Moseley face off in Sunday's series finale.
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