Aaron Harang continued his great pitching against the Dodgers this season, pitching eight scoreless innings to lead the Padres over the Dodgers 3-0 on Saturday night at Petco Park in San Diego. Harang entered tonight allowing one earned run on three hits in 12 innings against the Dodgers this season, and it was more of the same tonight, as the Dodgers managed just three hits and no walks against the right-hander in eight innings.
Matt Kemp singled in his first at-bat, but went hitless the rest of the game, including a double play against Heath Bell to end it in the ninth inning. Kemp did have a 400-foot flyout to center field in the sixth inning. Here is the updated look at the triple crown stats.
|Batting Average||Home Runs||RBI|
|Ryan Braun||.3309||Matt Kemp||37||Matt Kemp||119|
|Jose Reyes||.3295||Albert Pujols||37||Ryan Howard||114|
|Matt Kemp||.3253||Uggla / Fielder
Both Jerry Sands (12 games) and Dee Gordon (11 games) extended their career-high hitting streaks on Saturday.
Clayton Kershaw looks to lock up the National League Cy Young Award in Sunday's series finale. Cory Luebke pitches for the Padres.
WP - Aaron Harang (14-7): 8 IP, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts
LP - Chad Billingsley (11-11): 5 IP, 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts
Sv - Heath Bell (42): 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 strikeout