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Maybin helps Padres clip Dodgers

May 1, 2011 - 5:51 AM Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Cameron Maybin capped a three-run eighth inning with an RBI single, as the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-2, in the middle installment of a three-game series.

Ryan Ludwick and Tim Stauffer each drove in a run for the Padres, who snapped a three-game skid.

Stauffer went 6 2/3 innings in the start for San Diego, allowing two runs on four hits. Luke Gregerson (1-1) recorded the final out in the seventh to pick up the win.

"The ball bounced our way tonight," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Tim pitched well. He had a good fastball with sink to it and good curveball action."

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier went 2-for-4 with a run scored to extend his major league-record hit streak for April to 26 games. Ethier's tear has him in sole possession of second place on the all-time franchise list, five behind Willie Davis' 31-game streak in 1969.

Tony Gwynn Jr. and James Loney each had an RBI for the Dodgers, who won 3-2 in the series opener on Friday.

Hiroki Kuroda gave up two runs on five hits in a seven-inning start for LA. Matt Guerrier (2-2) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on three hits in the eighth to suffer the loss.

"It was a good game," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "We didn't get the hit we needed."

With the score tied at 2-2, San Diego scored three times in the eighth. Guerrier gave up back-to-back singles to Will Venable and Jason Bartlett. Following a sacrifice bunt, Chase Headley was intentionally walked to load the bases. Venable scored two batters later on a wild pitch. Orlando Hudson was then intentionally walked to jam the bases again. Maybin followed with an RBI single to left. Headley tried to score on the play from second, and had to force the ball out of catcher Dioner Navarro's glove at the plate for the three-run cushion. Navarro was charged with an error.

Heath Bell worked around a one-out single in the ninth to record his sixth save of the season.

The early portion of the game featured some good pitching, as each team had just one hit through three innings.

Los Angeles broke the scoreless tie in the fourth. Ethier hit a one-out single to left to extend his hitting streak. Matt Kemp also singled and Juan Uribe walked to load the bases. Loney hit a sacrifice fly to left for a 1-0 lead.

The Padres responded with a two-run fifth to go in front. Maybin doubled, moved to third on a groundout and crossed the plate on Stauffer's sac fly. Venable singled and Bartlett walked with two outs. Ludwick scored Venable with a single to right. Bartlett was thrown out at third to end the frame.

A total of 14 straight batters were retired before Rod Barajas' two-out double in the seventh. Jamey Carroll was then hit by a pitch, chasing Stauffer from the game. Gregerson took over on the mound and gave up an RBI single to Gwynn. Aaron Miles grounded out to end the inning, but not before LA made it a 2-2 game.

Game Notes

Stauffer and Kuroda each had seven strikeouts...Ethier has raised his average from .125 to .380 since the streak began...Ethier had 41 hits in April, breaking the club record of 40, which is shared by Rafael Furcal (2008) and Mike Piazza (1996).