Ramirez, Haren lead Dodgers over Padres, 5-1
SAN DIEGO (AP) Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double in the first inning and Dan Haren pitched six strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
The Dodgers took two of three from the Padres and now play their home opener Friday afternoon against San Francisco. The Dodgers have already played the regular-season opener against Arizona in Sydney and played in the North American opener against the Padres Sunday night.
Haren retired the first nine batters before Everth Cabrera singled to center leading off the fourth and eventually scored on Yonder Alonso’s one-out single to right.
Haren (1-0) allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked none.
The Dodgers jumped on Tyson Ross (0-1) for three runs in the first inning.