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Maeda struck out 12 Padres and drove in both runs

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It was the Kenta Maeda show on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium otherwise known as the Dodgers shutting out the Padres to win 2-0. He not only struck out a season-high 12 Padres in 6⅔ innings, he also matched his hits allowed by getting two singles himself.

Maeda had retired nine in a row before Eric Hosmer singled with one out in the seventh inning. Maeda then struck out Hunter Renfroe before giving way for Scott Alexander.

Alexander would get Austin Allen to ground out to first to end the inning.

In the eighth inning, Ty France got aboard on Alexander’s error. Pedro Baez relieved Alexander and retired all three batters he faced, two by strikeout.

The ninth inning was in Kenley Jansen’s hands and he had to battle to get his 14th save. After a ground out, Jansen walked Manny Machado and then Hosmer got a bunt single to put the tying runs on base.

Jansen bore down and struck out the hero of the series finale in San Diego, Hunter Renfroe. And then he got pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson looking to end the game.

The Dodgers scored the only runs in the game when in the second inning, the Dodgers had Corey Seager at third and Alex Verdugo at second with two outs. Maeda dropped a parachute near the right-field line that scored both runners and the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead.

The Dodgers finished the homestand 7-2 and they got another shutout too. The Dodgers did not have shutout when they started this homestand and with tonight’s game, they now have four.

Wednesday particulars

WP: Kenta Maeda (5-2), 6⅔ IP, 2 H, 12 SO

LP: Matt Strahm (1-3), 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

SV: Kenley Jansen (14), 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO

Up next

The Dodgers will have a travel day on Thursday as they head out for an eight-game road trip. On Friday, they will be in Cincinnati to begin a weekend series against the Reds. Rich Hill is scheduled to start against Anthony DeSclafani. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. PDT.