Dinelson Lamet struck out at least 11 players in back-to-back games and Trent Grisham crushed a solo home run in the sixth to spur a streak of seven-straight runs as the Padres handled the Dodgers in a 7-2 victory on Monday night.
The Dodgers got on the board first thanks to a groundout by DH Corey Seager that was able to score C Austin Barnes in the top of the third.
Grisham went yard in the bottom of the sixth, which was the first run let up by Kershaw on a night that saw the Dodgers ace finish with nine Ks in a little over six innings pitched. One inning later, the Friars strung five runs together to bring their lead to a very comfortable 6-1 heading into the final two innings.
Wil Myers capped off San Diego’s points on the night with a solo home run of his own to push things to 7-1 before the Dodgers managed to add one more run off a throwing error by Myers.
Padres rookie Jorge Ona joined both Myers and Grisham in having multiple hits on the night and finished with an RBI and a run scored.
On top of his 11 Ks, Lamet finished with just three hits allowed with one run and two walks.
San Diego is now just 1.5 games behind the Dodgers for first place in the NL West. Game two of three begins this evening once again at 6:10pm at Petco Park.