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Dodgers edge Padres

Jun 13, 2015 - 5:56 AM San Diego, CA ( - Alex Guerrero's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.

After the Padres took the lead with a three-run seventh, Los Angeles responded with a two-run eighth.

Howie Kendrick doubled to begin the inning off Dale Thayer (2-1) and advanced to third on a throwing error by Matt Kemp in right. Justin Turner, who was charged with the error that led to two runs in the seventh for San Diego, brought Kendrick home with a bloop single into center for a 3-3 game. Andre Ethier followed with a single to right, but Turner made another mistake when he was picked off by catcher Derek Norris at second.

A pinch-hitting Guerrero picked his teammate up, however, knocking a soft single into center that plated Ethier for the lead.

Chris Hatcher and Adam Liberatore combined to toss a scoreless eighth and set up Kenley Jansen, who struck out three batters in the ninth for his eighth save of the season.

Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was dominant in the no-decision, striking out 11 and allowing a run over 6 2/3 innings.

The Dodgers, who have won four straight, scored a run in each the third and fourth innings.

Joc Pederson was hit by a Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne offering with two outs in the third and Will Middlebrooks extended the inning with a fielding error on Yasiel Puig's grounder. Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI single into left that opened the scoring.

Los Angeles struck with two outs again in the fourth, with A.J. Ellis stroking a single right in front of Justin Upton in left for a 2-0 lead.

Gonzalez grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the seventh, then was subsequently thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Doug Eddings.

"It was a great game," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I like the way we battled back."

San Diego answered in the home seventh in large part to a costly error by Turner, who moved to first when Gonzalez was tossed.

Barmes homered off Kershaw with one out, then the left-hander got pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg before giving way to reliever Yimi Garcia (3-2). Wil Myers popped up right in front of the mound, but neither Garcia or Turner called for the ball as the two ran into each other and Myers reached second on the error. Norris followed with a two-run blast to left that gave the Padres a 3-2 lead.

Game Notes

Kershaw entered the game with a 12-6 career record against San Diego ... Despaigne allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings.