It was a perfect storm for the Padres, a boatload of hits and precision pitching from their most reliable starter. The result was a 9-2 victory on a season high 15-hits.
The Padres scored all the runs they would need in the first inning. The Friars scored four runs on five hits off Dodger starter Chris Capuano, pitching in Zack Greinke's spot in the rotation. Capuano had to leave the game in the third inning after injuring his calf on a defensive play at 1st base. But by then the damage had been done.
Alexi Amarista (3-for-5 / 4-RBI) and Yonder Alonzo (3-for-4 / 3 RBI) were the hitting stars for San Diego.
Jason Marquis picked up his first win of the year. He threw 107-pitches, striking out five in 7-plus innings.
The Padres go for the series sweep Wednesday evening. They send Tyson Ross against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.