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Clayton Kershaw helped put an end to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ frustration with the San Diego Padres Monday, but they rose again with Roberto Hernandez on the mound in the second game of the series.

Hernandez allowed a two-out double in the first inning, but managed to keep the Padres off the board by getting Jedd Gyorko to line out. Hanley Ramirez singled off Andrew Cashner in the bottom of the first and moved into scoring position by stealing second base.

However, Cashner then retired Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp to end the inning. Hernandez recorded two quick outs in the second inning and then was the victim of a Ramirez error. The shortstop came up empty on a Rymer Liriano grounder and it was followed by an Alexi Amarista single to center.

Cashner helped himself with a double to center and the Padres took a 2-0 lead. Ramirez committed another error which allowed Cashner to take third and he scored on Cory Spangenberg’s RBI single that extended the Padres lead to 3-0. Hernandez then gave up a two-run home run in the third and the Dodgers fell behind by a score of 5-0.

Dee Gordon provided a small glimmer of hope in the bottom of the third by reaching on an infield single with two outs and moving to second on Spangenberg’s error. Ramirez was unable to help offset his error as he lined out to end the inning.

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