Kershaw dominates Padres in Dodgers' 8-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Clayton Kershaw is feeling fit again and that's a bad sign for the Los Angeles Dodgers' rivals heading into the season's second half.

The left-hander pitched six scoreless innings, and Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each had three hits as the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 Monday night.

''I think we are getting pretty close,'' Kershaw said. ''It was a good day and it was definitely a step in the right direction. My pitch count got up early, but for the most part I made some good pitches when I needed to.''

Kershaw (3-4) improved his career mark to 18-6 against San Diego as the Dodgers moved a half-game behind the idle Arizona Diamondbacks for the National League West lead. Los Angeles won for the 33rd time in 48 contests.

The Padres were handcuffed by Kershaw as they managed but a pair of singles and a walk against the Dodgers' ace as they lost a game he started for the 13th consecutive time. Kershaw was sharp from the onset, recording his five strikeouts in the first four innings. San Diego never had two baserunners aboard in the same inning and had just one in scoring position during his outing.

''I thought compared to how we've seen him on video the last couple of times out, I thought he was shaper,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He's been one of the best for a long time...we are still struggling to solve him.''

Luis Perdomo (1-3) gave up six runs, 10 hits and three walks - one intentional - over seven innings in his second start since being recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

The Padres, who got a home run from Wil Myers in the ninth, lost for the sixth time in eight games. It was Myers' fifth homer in three games.

Kershaw, who has had two stints on the disabled list this year, won his second straight start in throwing 89 pitches, his most since May 1. Monday's impressive outing gave Kershaw his first road win of the season and came on the heels of him tossing six innings in a win over the Pirates.

''It was really good,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw's performance. ''He was in rhythm and sync in his delivery and I think that's the best I've seen his slider, and his fastball command was great.''

The Dodgers broke the game open in the fourth inning, scoring five runs after sending eight batters to the plate.

Bellinger opened with an opposite-field double, Matt Kemp walked and Yasmani Grandal hit a double to drive in Bellinger. Chris Taylor's RBI single made it 2-0 and Andrew Toles stroked a two-run double off the base of the left-field fence.

Toles, called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game with Yasiel Puig (oblique) going on the disabled list, scored from third on Joc Pederson's grounder to stalk Kershaw to a 5-0 lead.

Perdomo wiggled from a jam in the second as the Dodgers had two singles, a double and a walk. But Kemp hit into a double play and Kershaw grounded out to end the threat.

KERSHAW 2K

Kershaw eclipsed the 2,000-inning mark in his career in the third inning of Monday's game. Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, is the 13th Dodger in franchise history and 11th active pitcher to reach that milestone.

''I should have done it a lot sooner but I kept getting hurt,'' Kershaw said. ''It sounds like a lot of innings. Hopefully I got a few more left.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RF Puig (right oblique) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Manager Dave Roberts said Puig will be out for an extended period of time.

Padres: RHP Jordan Lyles (right elbow) threw a bullpen session on Sunday and is slated for another one on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (2-3), who is coming off a win over the Pirates, starts the middle game of the four-game series. Hill has a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.18 ERA in eight starts against the Padres.

Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (4-5) has settled down after a rocking April-May in which he posted a 7.67 ERA in seven starts. Over six outings in June, Lauer had a 2.76 ERA. Lauer threw six scoreless innings and earned his first career win when beating the Dodgers on May 6.

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  • HR: SD - W. Myers (7)
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    E. Hosmer 1B41100003.256.328.407.7353.0
    C. Villanueva 3B40100031.226.285.468.753-0.5
    J. Pirela 2B30000021.263.312.358.669-1.0
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    F. Galvis SS40000010.234.293.332.626-0.5
    A. Ellis C40000012.295.400.371.771-0.5
    L. Perdomo P20100000.500.400.500.9001.0
    C. Asuaje 2B10000010.208.286.300.586-0.5
    • a-struck out for Lockett in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Bellinger 2 (19), Y. Grandal (14), C. Taylor (20), A. Toles
    • SF - M. Kemp (5)
    • RBI - J. Pederson (35), J. Turner 2 (19), M. Kemp (58), Y. Grandal (45), C. Taylor (38), A. Toles 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (9)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Hosmer (23)
    • HR - W. Myers (7)
    • RBI - W. Myers (17)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Taylor (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Muncy (7), J. Turner (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - W. Myers (2), H. Renfroe (3)
    • DP - 2 (Galvis-Pirela-Hosmer; Hosmer-Galvis)
    • E - E. Hosmer (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kershaw (W, 3-4)6.02001502.611.0427.5
    E. Goeddel1.00000202.861.344.0
    C. Ferguson2.03210314.571.253.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kershaw (W, 3-4)6.0
    E. Goeddel1.0
    C. Ferguson2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (L, 1-3)7.010663007.092.10-3.0
    W. Lockett2.04221209.532.470.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (L, 1-3)7.0
    W. Lockett2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Kershaw (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 89-60, E. Goeddel 12-8, C. Ferguson 35-25
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-6, E. Goeddel 1-0, C. Ferguson 2-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 22, E. Goeddel 3, C. Ferguson 10
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Perdomo 2 (3)
    • IBB - L. Perdomo (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 111-67, W. Lockett 38-26
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 10-10, W. Lockett 2-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 33, W. Lockett 10
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    M. Muncy 2B-1B-3B31000201.266.407.6011.0083.0
    J. Turner 3B50320001.271.363.413.7765.0
    C. Ferguson P00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
    C. Bellinger 1B-RF-1B51300001.240.324.483.8076.0
    M. Kemp RF21010102.316.359.545.9043.0
    E. Goeddel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    E. Hernandez RF10100000.234.316.477.7931.0
    Y. Grandal C51210002.244.341.452.7935.0
    C. Taylor SS51210013.259.339.463.8026.5
    A. Toles CF32220100.667.7501.0001.7508.0
    C. Kershaw P30000004.136.174.136.3100.0
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      M. Margot CF40000011.240.302.361.663-0.5
      W. Myers LF41211001.300.358.590.9487.0
      H. Renfroe RF30000101.239.313.429.7431.0
      E. Hosmer 1B41100003.256.328.407.7353.0
      C. Villanueva 3B40100031.226.285.468.753-0.5
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      F. Galvis SS40000010.234.293.332.626-0.5
      A. Ellis C40000012.295.400.371.771-0.5
      L. Perdomo P20100000.500.400.500.9001.0
      C. Asuaje 2B10000010.208.286.300.586-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Lockett in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Bellinger 2 (19), Y. Grandal (14), C. Taylor (20), A. Toles
      • SF - M. Kemp (5)
      • RBI - J. Pederson (35), J. Turner 2 (19), M. Kemp (58), Y. Grandal (45), C. Taylor (38), A. Toles 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Hosmer (23)
      • HR - W. Myers (7)
      • RBI - W. Myers (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Taylor (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Muncy (7), J. Turner (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - W. Myers (2), H. Renfroe (3)
      • DP - 2 (Galvis-Pirela-Hosmer; Hosmer-Galvis)
      • E - E. Hosmer (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kershaw (W, 3-4)6.02001502.611.0427.5
      E. Goeddel1.00000202.861.344.0
      C. Ferguson2.03210314.571.253.5
      Total9.05211101---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kershaw (W, 3-4)6.0
      E. Goeddel1.0
      C. Ferguson2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (L, 1-3)7.010663007.092.10-3.0
      W. Lockett2.04221209.532.470.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (L, 1-3)7.0
      W. Lockett2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Kershaw (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 89-60, E. Goeddel 12-8, C. Ferguson 35-25
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-6, E. Goeddel 1-0, C. Ferguson 2-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 22, E. Goeddel 3, C. Ferguson 10
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Perdomo 2 (3)
      • IBB - L. Perdomo (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 111-67, W. Lockett 38-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 10-10, W. Lockett 2-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 33, W. Lockett 10
      • 9TH INNING
        Galvis safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Hosmer scored, Villanueva to second82
        Myers homered to left81
      • 8TH INNING
        Turner singled to left, Toles and Utley scored, Muncy out at third80
      • 7TH INNING
        Kemp hit sacrifice fly to right, Muncy scored60
      • 4TH INNING
        Pederson reached on fielder's choice to second, Toles scored50
        Toles doubled to deep left, Grandal and Taylor scored40
        Taylor singled to right, Kemp scored, Grandal to third20
        Grandal doubled to deep right, Bellinger scored, Kemp to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • W. Lockett Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger grounded out to third
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grandal lined out to pitcher
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Ferguson Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Myers homered to left
        • H. Renfroe: Renfroe flied out to right
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Hosmer doubled to deep left
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Villanueva singled to right, Hosmer to third
        • Austin Hedges hit for Walker Lockett
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Galvis safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Hosmer scored, Villanueva to second
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ellis struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Carlos Asuaje at second base
        • Walker Lockett pitching
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • A. Toles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Toles singled to left
        • C. Utley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Utley singled to right, Toles to third
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Utley to second
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner singled to left, Toles and Utley scored, Muncy out at third
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Enrique Hernandez in right field
        • Caleb Ferguson pitching
        • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ellis lined out to right
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
        • M. Margot: Ball, Margot grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
        • J. Turner: Turner fouled out to first
        • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Bellinger doubled to deep right, Muncy to third
        • M. Kemp: Kemp hit sacrifice fly to right, Muncy scored
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal lined out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Goeddel pitching
        • Chase Utley at second base
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Foul, Pirela grounded out to second
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • A. Toles: Toles grounded out to second
        • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Kershaw grounded out to third
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pederson flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to second
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers singled to left
        • H. Renfroe: Renfroe popped out to second
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner singled to left
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Turner to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bellinger flied out to right
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp flied out to center
        • Y. Grandal: Grandal safe at first on 1st baseman Hosmer fielding error, Turner to third
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor lined out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis grounded out to third
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ellis flied out to right
        • L. Perdomo: Foul, Perdomo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger doubled to deep left
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Bellinger to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Grandal doubled to deep right, Bellinger scored, Kemp to third
        • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor singled to right, Kemp scored, Grandal to third
        • A. Toles: Ball, Taylor stole second, Toles doubled to deep left, Grandal and Taylor scored
        • C. Kershaw: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kershaw grounded out to second, Toles to third
        • J. Pederson: Pederson reached on fielder's choice to second, Toles scored
        • M. Muncy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Muncy grounded into double play shortstop to first, Pederson out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Renfroe safe at first on 3rd baseman Turner fielding error
        • E. Hosmer: Foul, Hosmer lined out to shortstop
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pederson grounded out to third
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Muncy fouled out to shortstop
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ellis grounded out to third
        • L. Perdomo: Foul, Perdomo singled to right center
        • M. Margot: Foul, Foul, Foul, Margot flied out to deep left
        • W. Myers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers lined out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger reached on an infield single to second
        • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kemp grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bellinger out at second
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grandal singled to center
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Taylor doubled to deep left, Grandal to third
        • A. Toles: Toles intentionally walked
        • C. Kershaw: Ball, Foul, Kershaw grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Galvis grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy flied out to left
        • J. Turner: Ball, Turner singled to deep right, Turner out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Myers flied out to center
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)