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L.A. Dodgers (90-66) «000000100141
San Diego (72-83)000000000021

Dodgers 1, Padres 0

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SAN DIEGO -- With only six regular-season games left, the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers are focusing on preparations for the playoffs.

Zack Greinke combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and Adrian Gonzalez scored an unearned to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 Sunday.

Greinke allowed both hits over five innings, lowering his ERA to 2.67. He threw just 72 pitches.

"It was just a lighter day," Greinke said. "I was fine with it."

He is 7-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 11 starts since a July 25 loss to Cincinnati and 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in three starts against the Padres this year. Greinke figures to start Game 2 of the NL division series after ace Clayton Kershaw pitches the opener.

"It was really more of a solid five innings than anything else," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "His next one will be more of a regular one."

J.P. Howell (4-1) pitched a perfect sixth, Chris Withrow walked two over two innings and Kenley Jensen struck out the side in the ninth for his 27th save in 31 chances.

Los Angeles threw its 21st shutout, four more than any other big league team.

San Diego, which won 2-0 on Friday night, was held scoreless over the final 21 innings of the three-game series.

"We didn't do well this weekend," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We didn't get the big hit."

Andrew Cashner (10-9) took a two-hitter into the seventh when Gonzalez singled with one out, Matt Kemp struck out and Michael Young doubled off the right-field wall. Will Venable bobbled the ball and Gonzalez came home after initially being held by third base coach Tim Wallach.

"A lot of the credit goes to our pitching staff," Young said. "They did a great job. Any time they do really well, the defense feeds off that."

Cashner allowed four hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. He was coming off a two-hit shutout of Pittsburgh in his previous start.

After throwing a career-high 175 innings, Cashner likely was making his final start this season, according to Black.

"I made two mistakes," Cashner said. "One was foul -- and the other one to Young."

Notes

Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez started for just the third time in 10 games. Ramirez, who has been fighting back and hamstring ailments, was removed after six innings. ... Mattingly said he will likely use a four-man rotation in the NL division series and carry 11 pitchers. ... Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-7, 3.03 ERA) will oppose Giants RHP Matt Cain (8-9, 4.06) at San Francisco when the clubs open a three-game series on Tuesday night. ... Diamondbacks RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-9, 4.57) faces Padres LHP Eric Stults (9-13, 4.02) on Monday night, starting San Diego's final home series.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

A. Cashner
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 0
K 7
Los Angeles

A. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Yasiel Puig, RF4000021 .327
Carl Crawford, LF4000021 .277
Hanley Ramirez, SS3010010 .350
   Chris Withrow, P0000000 .000
   a-Scott Van Slyke, PH0000000 .244
   b-Andre Ethier, PH1000010 .272
   Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4110021 .295
Matt Kemp, CF3000011 .266
Michael Young, 3B3010000 .284
Skip Schumaker, 2B3000001 .271
Tim Federowicz, C3000030 .232
Zack Greinke, P1010000 .339
   c-Jerry Hairston Jr., PH1000000 .215
   J.P. Howell, P0000000 .000
   Nick Punto, SS1000010 .254
Totals31140013  
a-announced for Withrow in the 9th
b-struck out for Van Slyke in the 9th
c-grounded out for Greinke in the 6th
Batting
2B - Michael Young (25, Cashner), Zack Greinke (3, Cashner)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Young-Schumaker-Gonzalez
E - Adrian Gonzalez (11, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zack Greinke 5200130 2.67
J.P. Howell (W,4-1) 1000000 2.09
Chris Withrow (H,4) 2000220 2.84
Kenley Jansen (S,27) 1000030 1.93
Pitches-Strikes - Zack Greinke 72-46, J.P. Howell 9-6, Chris Withrow 34-18, Kenley Jansen 11-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zack Greinke 5-6, J.P. Howell 2-1, Chris Withrow 4-1
Batters Faced - Zack Greinke 17, J.P. Howell 3, Chris Withrow 9, Kenley Jansen 3
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alexi Amarista, LF2000012 .246
   a-Chris Denorfia, PH-LF-RF2000011 .269
Ronny Cedeno, SS4000003 .245
Will Venable, RF-CF3000120 .268
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4010011 .249
Tommy Medica, 1B3000111 .214
Logan Forsythe, 3B3000013 .216
Reymond Fuentes, CF1000110 .154
   b-Mark Kotsay, PH1000002 .192
   Kyle Blanks, LF0000000 .249
Rene Rivera, C3010000 .222
Andrew Cashner, P1000000 .245
   Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
   c-Chase Headley, PH1000000 .243
   Colt Hynes, P0000000 .000
   Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
Totals2802038  
a-grounded out for Amarista in the 6th
b-grounded out for Fuentes in the 7th
c-grounded out for Vincent in the 8th
Batting
SH - Andrew Cashner (6)
SB - Will Venable (22, 2nd base off Withrow/Federowicz)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Will Venable (3, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Andrew Cashner (L,10-9) 7410070 3.09
Nick Vincent 1000030 2.34
Colt Hynes 0.1000010 9.00
Luke Gregerson 0.2000020 2.79
Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Cashner 110-72, Nick Vincent 13-9, Colt Hynes 5-3, Luke Gregerson 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Cashner 9-5
Batters Faced - Andrew Cashner 25, Nick Vincent 3, Colt Hynes 1, Luke Gregerson 2
Game Information
Attendance - 32988
Game Time - 2:45
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Hal Gibson