Dodgers Can't Get a Break: Lose 3-1 Against The Padres

Rory BarnettContributor IJune 11, 2009

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 10:   Pitcher Kevin Correia #29 of the San Diego Padres throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 10, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kevin Correia earned his third win of the season on six strong innings with only allowing four hits and one earned run to lead the San Diego Padres over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1, Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Correia is now 4-1 lifetime against the Dodgers and retired his final 15 batters before being relieved.

Chase Headley went 2 for 3 with one RBI and Kevin Kouzmanoff was 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored for the Padres.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (3-5) struggled with his control early. He threw 83 pitches in two and two-third's innings, allowing five hits with three earned runs and only two strikeouts. It was the second-shortest performance over his 33 big league starts.

Jeff Weaver relieved Kershaw with the bases loaded and two outs, but pitched three straight strikes to retire the side. Weaver went on to pitch two and one-third's innings allowing one hit and no earned runs.

After hitting two home runs last night, Andre Either went 1 for 4 with one RBI in the first inning, while James Loney went 2 for 4 for the Dodgers. In the seventh inning with two runners on and one out, Matt Kemp tried to pick them up, but struck out on a 3-2 count then Casey Blake was thrown out at third on a broken hit-and-run play. The Dodgers went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

The Padres (28-31) are 11 games behind the Dodgers (40-21), who came into the game leading the league in batting average, runs, hits and on-base percentage.