After falling in the 12th inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers returned to Petco Park for the second of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres.
Ian Kennedy started for the Padres and thoroughly frustrated the Dodgers. Kennedy retired the Dodgers in order in the top of the first and struck out the side in the second inning on just 10 pitches. Among Kennedy’s second-inning strikeout victims was Yasiel Puig, who went down on three pitches.
Drew Butera walked with one-out in the third inning, but was thrown out at second on Greinke’s sacrifice bunt attempt. Dee Gordon then lined out and the game remained scoreless. Heading into the bottom of the third inning, Greinke had only allowed one baserunner to reach, which came via a walk.
Rene Rivera collected the Padres’ first hit with a leadoff double down the left field line. With one out and Rivera standing on third, Kennedy helped his cause with an RBI double over Puig’s head, who was playing shallow, to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.
Kennedy carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning that Carl Crawford ended with a leadoff single to left. Crawford then stole second and reached third base with one, but the Dodgers were unable to capitalize and still trailed the Padres.
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