Los Angeles at San Diego

San Diego
W: C. Billingsley (1-0) L: E. Mujica (0-1)
S: J. Broxton (2)
HR: LA - C. Blake (1)   SD - None

Dodgers 5, Padres 2

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SAN DIEGO -- Manny Ramirez was already looking forward to the Los Angeles Dodgers' next game after collecting his first three RBI of the season Wednesday night.

"What we did today means nothing tomorrow, and you've got to move on," he said following the Dodgers' 5-2 victory against the San Diego Padres. "What's done is done."

Ramirez helped finish San Diego, driving in a run with a first-inning groundout and hitting a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh.

Chad Billingsley worked six solid innings for Los Angeles and three relievers combined to finish the three-hitter. Jonathan Broxton struck out two during a scoreless ninth, earning his second save.

Ramirez's big hit in the seventh came after an unusual mix-up with the Padres. Cla Meredith thought he had been summoned from the bullpen to face the dreadlocked slugger after Edward Mujica (0-1) had given up back-to-back singles to Rafael Furcal and Orlando Hudson with one out.

Meredith got close to second base before manager Bud Black, who had come out to the mound to talk to Mujica, waved him back to the bullpen.

"When I went to the mound, I might have motioned to the infielders, who came in," Black said. "I think Cla [Meredith] saw that and thought that was the sign for him. He was on call, but at that point, I decided to leave Edward in. He was throwing the ball well and had given up those two light hits. And he hadn't given up a run."

Meredith surrendered a home run to Ramirez the only time he faced him last season.

Mujica threw a called strike past the Los Angeles star, who drove the next pitch into right-center to put Los Angeles ahead 4-2. James Loney tacked on an RBI single off Meredith later in the inning.

"Manny hit that ball hard," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "We needed that. We had the lead and an opportunity to score a run or two after that and couldn't do it. Chad got wild in that fifth inning. You look up there and see they only had two or three hits, so we felt like we needed to win this game. That was an important base hit for us, and James's following it, too."

Casey Blake hit a solo home run in the second inning for Los Angeles.

San Diego's Walter Silva pitched five effective innings in his major league debut. The 32-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and five hits, walked four and struck out one.

Billingsley (1-0) entered the fifth seemingly in control with a 2-0 lead. He had allowed only two singles and thrown 65 pitches, 43 for strikes. He then experienced a bit of wildness, walking the first three batters he faced to load the bases with no outs in the inning.

Jody Gerut drove in a run with a fielder's choice and David Eckstein had a sacrifice fly, but Gerut was doubled up 8-3-4 attempting to go to second on Eckstein's ball.

"Overall, I felt good," Billingsley said. "I settled in until the fifth where I couldn't seem to locate or find my rhythm. I was able to get out of it with limited damage, only two runs. That was huge, and it doesn't get much better than James cutting it off and getting them in a rundown. That was a huge play right there."


Rookie shortstop Everth Cabrera made his major league debut for the Padres. He got his first hit with a two-out double in the seventh. He also scored his first run in the fifth after walking. ... Tom Garfinkel was introduced as the Padres' new president and chief operating officer. ... Los Angeles' Jason Schmidt (shoulder) pitched five innings in an extended spring training game. Torre said he would remain in extended spring training until he's ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

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Players of the Game
San Diego

E. Cabrera
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 0
Los Angeles

M. Ramirez
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS5220003 .286
Orlando Hudson, 2B5120002 .250
Manny Ramirez, LF4123100 .273
Andre Ethier, RF2000302 .200
Russell Martin, C4000136 .091
James Loney, 1B5021003 .500
Matt Kemp, CF4010013 .364
Casey Blake, 3B4111002 .111
Chad Billingsley, P0000200 .000
   a- Juan Pierre, PH1000000 .000
    Cory Wade, P0000000 .000
   b- Mark Loretta, PH0000100 .000
    Hong-Chih Kuo, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Billingsley in the 7th
b-walked for Wade in the 8th
2B - Rafael Furcal (1, Silva), Manny Ramirez (2, Mujica)
HR - Casey Blake (1, Silva)
RBI - Manny Ramirez 3 (3), James Loney (3), Casey Blake (2)
2-OUT RBI - James Loney (3), Casey Blake (1)
SB - Andre Ethier (1, 2nd base off De La Cruz/Blanco)
CS - Russell Martin (1, 2nd base by Mujica/Blanco)
Team LOB - 10
Outfield Assists - Matt Kemp 1
DP - Kemp-Loney-Hudson
Los Angeles Dodgers
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Cory Wade (H,2) 1100010 0.00
Hong-Chih Kuo (H,2) 1000010 0.00
Jonathan Broxton (S,2) 1000020 0.00
WP - Cory Wade (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chad Billingsley 94-56, Cory Wade 13-8, Hong-Chih Kuo 10-7, Jonathan Broxton 9-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Billingsley 5-8, Hong-Chih Kuo 2-0, Jonathan Broxton 1-0
Batters Faced - Chad Billingsley 23, Cory Wade 4, Hong-Chih Kuo 3, Jonathan Broxton 3
San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF4001020 .111
David Eckstein, 2B3001000 .111
Brian Giles, RF4010010 .182
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3010100 .250
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4000023 .167
Chase Headley, LF4000021 .167
Henry Blanco, C2100100 .000
Everth Cabrera, SS2110100 .500
Walter Silva, P1000010 .000
   a- Luis Rodriguez, PH0000100 .167
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
    Cla Meredith, P0000000 .000
   b- Edgar Gonzalez, PH1000001 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Frankie De La Cruz, P0000000 .000
a-walked for Silva in the 5th
b-flied out for Meredith in the 7th
2B - Everth Cabrera (1, Wade)
SF - David Eckstein (1)
RBI - Jody Gerut (1), David Eckstein (1)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Kouzmanoff-Eckstein-Gonzalez, Gonzalez-Cabrera
San Diego Padres
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Edward Mujica (L,0-1) 1.1433210 11.57
Cla Meredith 0.2100010 0.00
Luke Gregerson 1000100 0.00
Frankie De La Cruz 1000110 0.00
IBB - Ethier by Edward Mujica
WP - Luke Gregerson (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Walter Silva 95-52, Edward Mujica 37-18, Cla Meredith 10-7, Luke Gregerson 15-8, Frankie De La Cruz 14-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Walter Silva 7-5, Edward Mujica 1-1, Luke Gregerson 1-2, Frankie De La Cruz 2-0
Batters Faced - Walter Silva 22, Edward Mujica 9, Cla Meredith 3, Luke Gregerson 4, Frankie De La Cruz 4
Game Information
Attendance - 31700
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Ted Barrett