When Padres starting pitcher Matt Strahm gave up a single to the Dodgers Corey Seager in the 2nd inning it broke up yet another Padres no hit attempt and tied the New York Mets record of 8,019 straight games without a no hitter. The Mets have since thrown a no hitter, so the Padres can break the MLB record tomorrow, 50 plus years of Pads baseball and still no, no-no!
The right-hander gave up three hits in 6 2/3 innings and reached double-digit strikeouts for the fifth time in the majors. He finished one short of his career high for Ks set in 2016 against San Diego.
Maeda (5-2) also helped his own cause at the plate with two hits, including a two-out, two-run bloop single to right field in the second. He became the first Dodgers pitcher to have two hits and two RBI in a game since Zack Greinke in 2014.
Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his 14th save, aided by a diving play up the middle from second baseman Kike Hernandez. With two runners aboard, Jansen struck out Hunter Renfroe and pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson to end it.
Renfroe hit a game-winning grand slam off Jansen in San Diego on May 5.
Matt Strahm (1-3) went five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. The left-hander, who has a 2.33 ERA in five road starts, struck out five.