Padres starter Ian Kennedy wasn't sharp. He gave up six runs on seven hits and only lasted five innings. Kennedy (9-11) threw 97-pitches in the Padres 8-6 loss.
The Padres defense was not crisp either. Seth Smith and Abraham Almonte could not flag down catchable balls in the outfield. First baseman Jake Goebbert and third baseman Yangervis Solarte each had a throwing error.
Jedd Gyorko got the Friars off to a quick start. His first inning homer staked the Padres to a 3-0 lead. That lead was gone by the fourth inning when the Dodgers took the lead for good, scoring three runs on a couple of hits and a critical Goebbert error.
Game two of the series is set for Wednesday evening at Chavez Ravine.