Maeda strikes out career-high 13, Dodgers beat Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenta Maeda struck out a career-high 13, Adrian Gonzalez homered and Howie Kendrick had three hits to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Sunday.
Maeda (8-6) went seven innings and held San Diego to a run on two hits, including a solo homer to Derek Norris. He retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced and struck out six straight near the end of his outing.
Gonzalez got his first homer in 25 games to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in the fifth against Christian Friedrich (4-5). Gonzalez has hit safely in five straight games and is batting .455 over his past 12 games.
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Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 27th save.
Clayton Kershaw threw 25 pitches off a mound before the game, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said there was ''definitely encouraging'' progress in the left-hander's rehab from a back injury.