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Klesko broke out of a slump with three hits and two RBI, and the Padres ended Los Angeles' eight-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Thursday night.
The Dodgers had matched the 1940 and '55 teams for the best start in franchise history with a 12-2 mark through 14 games. The '55 World Series championship club is the only Dodgers team to start 13-2. The Brooklyn Dodgers began that year 22-2.
Adam Eaton (2-1) pitched into the sixth inning and allowed a run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts as the Padres ended a four-game losing skid to the Dodgers.
"It's nice to break that little streak we had going against us," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "Adam did a good job, he worked hard out there. It probably wasn't his most efficient outing, but he got it done."
Klesko, who went 3-for-3 to raise his average from .202 to .264, has reached base in six of his last seven plate appearance.
"We didn't want to face them again in June or July and not have a win against them," said Phil Nevin, whose sacrifice fly gave the Padres a 1-0 lead in the first inning before Klesko had a two-out RBI single off Dodgers starter Scott Erickson.
Erickson (1-1), who beat the Padres last week in Los Angeles, lasted just 4 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs and nine hits, and walked two and struck out four.
"Giving up three runs with two outs in the fifth inning turned out to be a little more than we could overcome today," Erickson said. "I was trying to keep the fastball down and change speeds a little bit, and make them get three or four hits to get a run and that's what they did."
Ramon Hernandez, who went 3-for-4, chased Erickson with a two-run single to right.
San Diego used its speed on the basepaths to help generate a pair of runs in the first inning.
Dave Roberts led off with a single and stole second. Loretta then hit a drive off the leg of Erickson for an infield single advancing Roberts.
After Erickson struck out Brian Giles, Nevin hit a sacrifice fly to deep center. Loretta moved up to second on the play. Klesko then hit an RBI single to center.
The Padres scored a run in their half of the sixth on an RBI double by Roberts.
Cesar Itzuris and Hee-Sop Choi had two hits each for the Dodgers.
Dodgers manager Jim Tracy and Valentin were ejected in the ninth inning by home plate umpire Andy Fletcher for arguing a called third strike.
|Padres starter Adam Eaton gives up just a run on five hits in six innings of work. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Cesar Izturis, SS||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.343|
|Hee Seop Choi, 1B||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.206|
|J.D. Drew, RF||3||1||0||0||1||1||3||.212|
|Jeff Kent, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.333|
|Milton Bradley, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.345|
|Jose Valentin, 3B||2||0||0||1||1||1||0||.293|
|Jason Phillips, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.326|
|Jason Grabowski, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.176|
|Scott Erickson, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Buddy Carlyle, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Jason Repko, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.242|
|Dennis Houlton, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ricky Ledee, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.273|
|a-lined out for Carlyle in the 7th|
|b-popped out for Houlton in the 9th|
|2B - Hee Seop Choi (2, Eaton), Jeff Kent (7, Eaton)|
|SF - Jose Valentin (2)|
|RBI - Jose Valentin (11)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Milton Bradley 2|
|DP - Kent-Izturis-Choi|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Scott Erickson (L,1-1)||4.2||9||5||5||2||4||0||7.80|
|Pitches-Strikes - Scott Erickson 97-59, Buddy Carlyle 27-19, Dennis Houlton 24-17|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Erickson 7-2, Buddy Carlyle 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Scott Erickson 24, Buddy Carlyle 6, Dennis Houlton 9|
|San Diego Padres|
|Dave Roberts, CF||5||1||2||1||0||1||1||.333|
|Mark Loretta, 2B||4||2||2||0||1||0||1||.302|
|Brian Giles, RF||4||1||1||0||1||2||4||.214|
|Phil Nevin, 1B||3||0||1||1||0||0||2||.203|
|Ryan Klesko, LF||3||0||3||2||0||0||0||.264|
|Xavier Nady, PR-LF||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||.300|
|Ramon Hernandez, C||4||0||3||2||0||0||1||.327|
|Geoff Blum, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.278|
|Chris Hammond, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Mark Sweeney, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.364|
|Rudy Seanez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sean Burroughs, 3B||3||1||2||0||1||0||3||.292|
|Adam Eaton, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||3||.000|
|Jesse Garcia, SS||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|a-struck out for Hammond in the 7th|
|2B - Dave Roberts (1, Carlyle), Ryan Klesko (4, Erickson)|
|SF - Phil Nevin (2)|
|RBI - Dave Roberts (1), Phil Nevin (13), Ryan Klesko 2 (7), Ramon Hernandez 2 (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Klesko 2 (5), Ramon Hernandez 2 (3)|
|SB - Dave Roberts (1, 2nd base off Erickson/Phillips)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Loretta-Blum-Nevin|
|E - Sean Burroughs (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|San Diego Padres|
|Adam Eaton (W,2-1)||5||5||1||1||2||2||0||2.91|
|HBP - Phillips (by Rudy Seanez)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 104-64, Chris Hammond 20-15, Rudy Seanez 20-14|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 6-7, Chris Hammond 2-3, Rudy Seanez 1-3|
|Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 22, Chris Hammond 7, Rudy Seanez 7|
|Attendance - 42326|
|Game Time - 2:48|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Paul Schrieber|