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San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, right, scores on a single by Derek Norris as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes takes a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, right, scores on a single by Derek Norris as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes takes a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Alex Guerrero, top, can't reach a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Justin Upton for an RBI double as third base coach Glenn Hoffman watches during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (A Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Alex Guerrero, top, can't reach a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Justin Upton for an RBI double as third base coach Glenn Hoffman watches during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (A
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Carlos Frias, left, talks with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Carlos Frias, left, talks with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, right, hits a grand slam while Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and home plate umpire Alan Porter watch during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Ter San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, right, hits a grand slam while Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and home plate umpire Alan Porter watch during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Ter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight games.

Upton hit a slam in the first inning before Carlos Frias recorded an out and added a two-run double in the second. The previous night, Upton was ejected for arguing balls and strikes while San Diego was shut out on one hit.

Will Middlebrooks later homered to help stake Shields (6-0) to a 9-0 lead through three.

The All-Star right-hander became the first Padres starter to win his first six decisions since 1985, when Andy Hawkins began 11-0.

New to the Padres this year, hasn't lost in 10 starts. He has given up a major league-most 15 home runs — Alex Guerrero connected in this game — and has a 3.75 ERA.

Shields also went 6-0 over his first 13 starts in 2007 season with Tampa Bay.

Shields allowed three runs in seven innings and struck out seven. He started a four-run burst in the second inning with a leadoff single.

Frias (3-2) was tagged for 10 runs and 12 hits in four-plus innings.

The 25-year-old rookie right-hander put himself in the Dodgers' record book alongside Brad Penny, Tom Candiotti, Chan Ho Park, Carlos Perez and Odalis Perez as the only starting pitchers to give up as many as 10 runs in a start since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1958. Penny was the last one to do it, on May 7, 2008, against the New York Mets.

Frias found himself in a bases-loaded jam after 13 pitches, giving up a leadoff double by Yangervis Solarte and two walks. Upton drove a 2-2 pitch to center field for his 12th homer this season and fourth career slam.

It was the first against the Dodgers since Sept. 14, 2013, when Hunter Pence victimized Stephen Fife en route to a 19-3 Giants victory — the most runs ever scored by an opponent at Dodger Stadium.

The Padres, coming off their sixth shutout loss in a span of 18 games, extended their lead to 8-0 in the second. Upton hit a bases-loaded two-run double inside third base, and Derek Norris followed with a two-run single through a drawn-in infield.

Jimmy Rollins' one-out single in the first was the Dodgers' only hit until they scored three times in the seventh. Guerrero hit his seventh homer.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Brandon Morrow, who hasn't pitched since May 2 because of inflammation in shoulder, threw 45 pitched during a bullpen session and is scheduled to pitch a simulated game sometime this week. ... 1B Yonder Alonso, is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week after missing 15 games with a bruised right shoulder. ... OF Wil Myers remains on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left wrist.

Dodgers: Catcher Austin Barnes made his major league debut, one day after Yasmani Grandal went on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Grandal, injured in Friday night's series-opening 2-1 victory, is expected to be activated after a minor league rehab stint that will last two or three games.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (2-4) opposes Jered Weaver on Monday night in the opener of a three-game interleague series with the Angels that concludes the six-game road trip.

Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (2-2) takes the mound against RHP Williams Perez on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set with Atlanta Braves.

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