Maeda strikes out 12, drives in 2 as Dodgers top Padres 2-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenta Maeda dominated on the mound and helped himself at the plate.

The right-hander struck out 12 batters and drove in both runs in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

''It's hard to imagine him being any better,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''It was really, really fun to watch. He was great all night long.''

Los Angeles wrapped up a 7-2 homestand, with four of the wins being shutouts.

Maeda gave up three hits over 6 2/3 innings and reached double-digit strikeouts for the fifth time in the majors. He finished one short of his career high for Ks set in 2016 against San Diego.

''I was able to mix everything up tonight,'' Maeda said through a translator. ''I did have the conviction and attacked the strike zone while keeping my pitch count to a minimum.''

Maeda (5-2) had the key hit of the game, too, with a two-out, two-run bloop single to right field in the second. He became the first Dodgers pitcher to have two hits and two RBIs in a game since Zack Greinke in 2014.

Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his 14th save, aided by a diving play up the middle from second baseman Kike Hernandez. With two runners aboard, Jansen struck out Hunter Renfroe and pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson to end it.

Jansen retired Renfroe for the second consecutive night after the slugger tagged him for a game-winning grand slam May 5 in San Diego.

Four Dodgers pitchers combined for a season-high 16 strikeouts. Maeda threw 85 pitches, 64 for strikes. His 22 swinging strikes were the second-most in his career according to Inside Edge, with 14 coming on his slider.

Matt Strahm (1-3) went five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. The left-hander, who has a 2.33 ERA in five road starts, struck out five.

''Matt gave us an opportunity to win. He mixed well and could have easily had zero runs through five,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''Those were soft hits that brought those runs in.''

Corey Seager got two hits for the Dodgers.

Eric Hosmer had three of San Diego's four hits. The Padres dropped four of five on their road trip and are 4-7 in their last 11 games overall.

TURNER'S STREAK

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hit by a pitch for the fourth straight game. When he was plunked by Strahm's fastball in the second inning, Turner became the first Dodgers player since Hughie Jennings in 1900 to be hit in four consecutive games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Turner has been hit by a pitch seven times this season, which is second in the National League.

HE LOVES LA

Hosmer is hitting .474 (9 for 19) against the Dodgers this season. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games overall.

STREAKING

Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to eight games with a double in the fourth. The Padres' shortstop - who was with the Dodgers during the second half and the postseason last year - is batting .368 (7 for 19) with four home runs and seven RBIs against LA.

BELLINGER WATCH

Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger had a rare 0-for-3 night, but is still leading the majors with a .401 batting average. He walked in the fourth and has reached base safely in all 24 home games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: The earliest SS Fernando Tatis Jr. could return is Monday, as he continues to rehab from a strained left hamstring at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. The rookie sustained the injury April 28 while stretching to make a catch at second base.

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to start Sunday's series finale in Cincinnati. Ryu, who has not allowed a run in his last two outings, will have six days of rest between starts. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and threw a career-high 116 pitches Sunday against Washington.

UP NEXT

Padres: Return home to begin a four-game series Thursday night against Pittsburgh. LHP Eric Lauer (2-4, 5.75 ERA) looks to bounce back after allowing a career-high eight earned runs in last Friday's 12-2 loss at Colorado.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (0-1, 4.20) takes the mound Friday in Cincinnati. Hill is 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA in his last two starts against the Reds.

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  • W: K. Maeda (5-2)L: M. Strahm (1-3)S: K. Jansen (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 2B40000021.259.388.389.777-1.0
F. Reyes RF40000020.265.295.574.868-1.0
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E. Hosmer 1B40300001.282.330.448.7773.0
H. Renfroe LF40000035.225.266.558.824-1.5
A. Allen C30000012.143.250.143.393-0.5
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M. Margot CF30000021.264.278.368.646-1.0
C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Allen in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wieck in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 2B50100012.225.304.423.7270.5
J. Turner 3B20000101.289.386.443.8292.0
C. Bellinger RF30000105.401.481.7701.2501.0
D. Freese 1B40000033.230.390.443.832-1.5
C. Seager SS41200000.242.331.376.7073.0
C. Taylor LF30100000.218.293.373.6652.0
A. Verdugo CF31100002.330.377.536.9135.0
R. Martin C40100025.256.389.372.7611.0
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K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Garcia, H. Renfroe, A. Allen, A. Dickerson 2 (2), T. France
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (6), R. Martin (2)
  • SH - C. Taylor
  • RBI - K. Maeda 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Maeda 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, C. Bellinger 4 (4), D. Freese 3 (3), R. Martin 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Verdugo (2)
FIELDING
  • E - T. France
  • PB - A. Allen
FIELDING
  • E - S. Alexander
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (L, 1-3)5.07222503.071.181.5
P. Maton0.20000007.361.360.0
B. Wieck1.10000106.081.433.5
C. Stammen1.01000003.221.072.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (L, 1-3)5.0
P. Maton0.2
B. Wieck1.1
C. Stammen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (W, 5-2)6.230001203.511.1931.0
S. Alexander (H, 6)0.10000003.461.230.0
P. Baez (H, 10)1.00000202.950.804.0
K. Jansen (S, 14)1.01001203.981.039.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (W, 5-2)6.2
S. Alexander (H, 6)0.1
P. Baez (H, 10)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 14)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Strahm 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 88-61, P. Maton 6-6, B. Wieck 22-13, C. Stammen 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 4-6, P. Maton 3-0, B. Wieck 1-2, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 26, P. Maton 3, B. Wieck 4, C. Stammen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 85-64, S. Alexander 10-5, P. Baez 10-9, K. Jansen 26-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 4-4, S. Alexander 2-0, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 23, S. Alexander 2, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Garcia 2B40000021.259.388.389.777-1.0
F. Reyes RF40000020.265.295.574.868-1.0
M. Machado SS30100100.266.339.475.8143.0
E. Hosmer 1B40300001.282.330.448.7773.0
H. Renfroe LF40000035.225.266.558.824-1.5
A. Allen C30000012.143.250.143.393-0.5
a- A. Dickerson PH10000012.167.167.167.333-0.5
T. France 3B30000021.184.255.306.561-1.0
M. Strahm P20000020.214.214.357.571-1.0
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B. Wieck P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- W. Myers PH-CF10000011.241.299.436.735-0.5
M. Margot CF30000021.264.278.368.646-1.0
C. Stammen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Allen in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Wieck in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 2B50100012.225.304.423.7270.5
J. Turner 3B20000101.289.386.443.8292.0
C. Bellinger RF30000105.401.481.7701.2501.0
D. Freese 1B40000033.230.390.443.832-1.5
C. Seager SS41200000.242.331.376.7073.0
C. Taylor LF30100000.218.293.373.6652.0
A. Verdugo CF31100002.330.377.536.9135.0
R. Martin C40100025.256.389.372.7611.0
K. Maeda P30220000.263.263.368.6324.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Muncy PH10000001.257.352.478.8300.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Machado (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Garcia, H. Renfroe, A. Allen, A. Dickerson 2 (2), T. France
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (6), R. Martin (2)
  • SH - C. Taylor
  • RBI - K. Maeda 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Maeda 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, C. Bellinger 4 (4), D. Freese 3 (3), R. Martin 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Verdugo (2)
FIELDING
  • E - T. France
  • PB - A. Allen
FIELDING
  • E - S. Alexander
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Strahm (L, 1-3)5.07222503.071.181.5
P. Maton0.20000007.361.360.0
B. Wieck1.10000106.081.433.5
C. Stammen1.01000003.221.072.0
Total8.0822260---
PITCHERSIP
M. Strahm (L, 1-3)5.0
P. Maton0.2
B. Wieck1.1
C. Stammen1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (W, 5-2)6.230001203.511.1931.0
S. Alexander (H, 6)0.10000003.461.230.0
P. Baez (H, 10)1.00000202.950.804.0
K. Jansen (S, 14)1.01001203.981.039.0
Total9.04001160---
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (W, 5-2)6.2
S. Alexander (H, 6)0.1
P. Baez (H, 10)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 14)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Strahm 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Strahm 88-61, P. Maton 6-6, B. Wieck 22-13, C. Stammen 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Strahm 4-6, P. Maton 3-0, B. Wieck 1-2, C. Stammen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Strahm 26, P. Maton 3, B. Wieck 4, C. Stammen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 85-64, S. Alexander 10-5, P. Baez 10-9, K. Jansen 26-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 4-4, S. Alexander 2-0, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 23, S. Alexander 2, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 5
  • 2ND INNING
    Maeda singled to right, Seager and Verdugo scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to second
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
    • E. Hosmer: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hosmer reached on bunt single to left, Machado to second
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Alex Dickerson hit for Austin Allen
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Dickerson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • T. France: Ball, Ball, Foul, France safe at first on Alexander fielding error
    • Wil Myers hit for Brad Wieck
    • Pedro Baez relieved Scott Alexander
    • W. Myers: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Margot reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, France out at second
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Verdugo flied out to deep left
    • R. Martin: Martin doubled to deep left
    • Max Muncy hit for Pedro Baez
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy flied out to center
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Machado flied out to deep left
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Hosmer singled to deep left
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Scott Alexander relieved Kenta Maeda
    • A. Allen: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Allen grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Wieck Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Freese struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor lined out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Phil Maton relieved Matt Strahm
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Foul, Maeda grounded out to third
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to catcher
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner safe at first on 3rd baseman France fielding error
    • Brad Wieck relieved Phil Maton
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • A. Allen: Strike looking, Allen flied out to left
    • T. France: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • M. Strahm: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strahm struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Foul, Foul, Seager grounded out to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor flied out to center
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Verdugo hit by pitch
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo to second on passed ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado doubled to deep right
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second, Machado to third
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Foul, Maeda singled to right
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Turner popped out to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger walked, Maeda to second
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • M. Strahm: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Strahm struck out swinging
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Ball, Freese flied out to deep right
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Seager singled to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor doubled to deep left, Seager to third
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Foul, Verdugo reached on fielder's choice to second, Seager out at home, Taylor to third
    • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Foul, Hosmer singled to left
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Renfroe popped out to first
    • A. Allen: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
    • T. France: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Taylor hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Seager to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Verdugo reached on an infield single to second, Seager to third
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • K. Maeda: Foul, Ball, Verdugo stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Maeda singled to right, Seager and Verdugo scored
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left center, Maeda to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner hit by pitch, Maeda to third, Hernandez to second
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Machado flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Strahm Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to first
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger flied out to center
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)