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Peavy dominates as Padres topple Dodgers

Apr 15, 2007 - 6:33 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Jake Peavy is reclaiming his position as the dominant pitcher in the National League West. Peavy pitched seven strong innings and the San Diego Padres' offense piled on Los Angeles Dodgers starter Jason Schmidt to claim a 7-2 victory at Dodger Stadium. Peavy (2-0), who struggled through an 11-14 campaign in 2006, yielded just one run and three hits in seven innings to pick up his second win of the season.

"I felt pretty sharp out there tonight," Peavy said. "I located real well and hit my spots."

"He had good stuff out there today, more than we could handle," Dodgers manager Grady Little said.

The 25-year-old righthander, who was one of the most dominant pitchers in the NL in 2004-2005, has now allowed just two runs in 20 innings this season.

"Last year I was just never quite healthy," Peavy said. "Now, I'm feeling better and I just want to execute on every pitch." Schmidt (1-2), who signed a three-year, $47 million deal in the offseason, struggled from the start, surrendering a solo blast to Brian Giles in the first inning before allowing San Diego to bat around in the second. Each of the first five hitters in the second frame came around to score.

"You know it's going to be a tough battle because six to nothing is tough to come back from," Dodger catcher Russell Martin said. "We've seen him much better in the past," Little said. "We'll see him much better in the future."

He was replaced after allowing a single and a walk to begin the third inning. "It's just one of those days," Schmidt said. "It definitely wasn't one of my finest moments. No excuse, it's just a poor performance."

Padres third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, acquired in the offseason from Cleveland for second baseman Josh Barfield, broke out of a 3-for-26 slump with a two-run homer in the second off Schmidt. The young slugger added a single in the fifth for his first two-hit game as a member of San Diego. "It feels good to get that home run out of the way," Kouzmanoff said, "get that other base hit, and drive in some runs."

"Every hit that you get when the ball's not falling in for you is big," Padres manager Bud Black said, "especially when it's a homer to give the team a boost early in the game."

Terrmel Sledge added two hits and scored two runs for the Padres, raising his average to a team-leading .389 (7-for-18).








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 10 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - JAKE PEAVY, DOUG BROCAIL (8TH), CLA MEREDITH (9TH) AND PETE
    LAFOREST
    LOS - JASON SCHMIDT, MARK HENDRICKSON (3RD), RUDY
    SEANEZ (8TH) AND RUSSELL MARTIN

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    Apr 15 12:49 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RUSSELL MARTIN SCORED JUAN PIERRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R MARTIN ON FIRST, R FURCAL ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: O SAENZ (.333, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 15 12:29 AM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 7 9 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - JAKE PEAVY
    LOS - MARK HENDRICKSON

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B CLARK (.364, 0-FOR-2)
    A ETHIER (.150, 1-FOR-2)
    W BETEMIT (.045, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 15 12:06 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JEFF KENT SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N GARCIAPARRA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    LA DODGERS 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: L GONZALEZ (.324, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 11:58 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PETE LAFOREST SCORED TERRMEL SLEDGE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P LAFOREST ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J PEAVY (.000, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Apr 14 11:41 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PETE LAFOREST SCORED TERRMEL SLEDGE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P LAFOREST ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 7
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J PEAVY (.000, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 11:41 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 1 5 0 0 6 7 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - JAKE PEAVY
    LOS - MARK HENDRICKSON

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K GREENE (.238, 1-FOR-2)
    T SLEDGE (.412, 2-FOR-2, RBI)
    K KOUZMANOFF (.148, 1-FOR-1, BB, HR,

    Apr 14 11:34 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 1 5 6 6 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 1 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - JAKE PEAVY
    LOS - JASON SCHMIDT

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J KENT (.278, 1 HR, 6 RBI)
    L GONZALEZ (.343, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
    B CLARK (.444, 0 HR, 1 RB

    Apr 14 10:43 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED JAKE PEAVY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B GILES ON FIRST, M GILES ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M CAMERON (.189, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 10:35 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS GILES SCORED PETE LAFOREST.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M GILES ON FIRST, J PEAVY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 5
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.317, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 10:33 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (1) TO CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF JASON SCHMIDT SCORED TERRMEL SLEDGE.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4, LA DODGERS 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: P LAFOREST (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 10:27 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TERRMEL SLEDGE SCORED KHALIL GREENE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T SLEDGE ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.115, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 10:26 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    SAN DIEGO 1 1 1 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - JAKE PEAVY
    LOS - JASON SCHMIDT

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R FURCAL (.400, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    R MARTIN (.324, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    N GARCIAPARRA (.256, 0 H

    Padres vs. DodgersApr 14 10:15 PM