Kershaw wins third in row, Dodgers beat Padres 4-1
San Diego Padres shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr. throws out Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw left, at first during the fifth inning of their Major League baseball game, Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 1-3 gritty innings to win his third straight start and Garret Anderson delivered the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres Thursday night.
Kershaw (4-2) allowed a run and seven hits, struck out seven and walked two. He has given up no more than two runs in seven of his last eight starts.
Ronald Belisario struck out both batters he faced and Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save in 10 attempts.
Manny Ramirez was out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday night for the second straight game because of sore little toe on his left foot.