After a tough loss on Saturday night by Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers, they looked to take the series against the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Petco Park.
Right-hander James Shields walked Joc Pederson to start the game, but he erased on a fielders’ choice by Yasiel Puig. Adrian Gonzalez then grounded out into a inning-ending double play. Mike Bolsinger also worked around a walk in the bottom half to leave the game scoreless after one.
Andre Ethier got the only hit in the second, when he tripled with two outs; however, Jimmy Rollins struck out to end the threat. Yonder Alonso led off the Padres half with a single and was then thrown out at second trying to steal. Bolsinger allowed two more hits in the inning before getting Shields to ground out for the third out.
It appeared that the Dodgers were going to get on the board first in the third inning when Alberto Callaspo led off with a double. Bolsinger failed to get the bunt down to move him to third and Pederson singled to right, but Callaspo was thrown out at home plate by Matt Kemp. Puig grounded out to end the inning. Bolsinger sat the Padres down in order with a pair of strikeouts in the bottom of the third.
Gonzalez led off the top of the fourth with a walk, but Howie Kendrick grounded into a double play. Grandal also walked in the inning and the inning ended on an Ethier fly out. Bolsinger struck out the side in the next half to keep the score at 0-0 through 4.
Rollins got another leadoff runner on for the Dodgers with a single. The next three hitters were retired to prevent any threat.
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