The Dodgers remained stymied on their current homestand, losing tonight to the Padres, 5-2. Ross Stripling had a career-high six strikeouts, but couldn’t stay out of trouble in the third and fifth innings, and the Dodgers didn’t score after Chase Utley’s two-run homer in the bottom of the third.
Clayton Kershaw takes the mound in the homestand finale Sunday. Oddly, to say the least, the Dodgers finished April tied for first place in the National League West, despite a 12-13 record.
— Jon Weisman