Eric Stults pitched well, but the Padres starter made a pair of early inning mistakes that ultimately cost his team. Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo shot in the first then Scott Van Slyke added another in the second. Those two runs proved to be enough for the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.
Stults settled down, going seven innings giving up just the two earned runs. Unfortunately he was tagged with the loss as the Padres offense could manage only one run against five Dodgers pitchers.
Carlos Quentin, who was involved in an altercation with Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in April, did not start. He was scratched due to soreness after hitting the wall hard chasing down a fly ball Sunday night against Toronto. Quentin still has not faced the Dodgers since he broke Greinke's collarbone in that April 13th donnybrook.
With the 2-1 win Los Angeles inched closer to getting out of the NL West cellar. They are now just a game and a half behind the Padres. Game two of the three game series is Tuesday night at Chavez Ravine.