The Padres got a run off of Clayton Kershaw, but not much more.
The Dodgers ace came into Thursday’s start with a 36 scoreless innings streak. He upped that to 41 innings before Chase Headley plopped a home run over the left-center field fence in the sixth inning to end the remarkable run of dominance.
Unfortunately, that was about all they could muster off the left-hander as Kershaw (11-2) scattered three hits while striking out 11 in a complete game as Los Angeles won 2-1 at Dodger Stadium.
It wasted another impressive performance from Cuban rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1), who allowed just two runs on seven hits in seven innings.
It was the seventh home run of the year for Headley, who has come on strong after a slow start. The third baseman is 12 for his last 30 to push his season average up to .225 after wallowing well below the Mendoza Line for much of the first half of the season.
The Padres (40-52) lost first baseman Tommy Medica to a groin injury early in the game. He will beevaluated today. They also officially slated starter Tyson Ross to pitch on Sunday, meaning he won’t be available to appear in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Minnesota.