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Richard goes 8 innings, Padres beat Dodgers 4-0

Richard goes 8 innings, Padres beat Dodgers 4-0

"If they can keep scoring double-digit runs, it's going to be a pretty good year", Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said after the lopsided win.

Although Urias won't start the season with the Dodgers, his youth and experience in the minor leagues will benefit him once he solidifies his place in the Dodgers' starting rotation.

In his MLB debut last season at Petco Park, Kenta Maeda hit a home run and shutout the Padres, 3-0, to earn his first big league victory.

Pederson belted a grand slam in the third inning on Monday and Grandal followed with a solo shot to give the Dodgers back-to-back homers on Opening Day for the first time in club history. He won't start against many righties.

"The biggest thing is getting our first team win", Richard said. Clayton Richard will take the mound Tuesday in his second stint with San Diego, hoping to put on a better performance as he leads a team mostly comprised of younger players. "I don't know what the correlation is to No. 1s, that they don't typically get that run support, and obviously they are facing No. 1s as well, if it lines up".

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the sold-out game against the San Diego Padres.

"I think it's a huge honor to get to do it - but seven times is pretty insane, I never would have guessed that", Kershaw said.

1st baseman Wil Myers had a pair of hits, as did rookie Manny Margot, and veteran shortstop Erick Aybar went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Strasburg allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings before Lind pinch-hit for him.

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"We got him here to hit left-handed pitching", Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said of Gutierrez in the Spring.

"He didn't really command the off-speed stuff, which is kind of his bread and butter", Green said.

Richard (1-0) allowed five hits - all singles - on 99 pitches.

This one was in hand seemingly by the time Joc Pederson hit a grand slam in the third inning. Grandal delivered a two-run homer in the eighth. Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, 89, and former Dodgers OF/1B Wally Moon, who celebrated his 87th birthday, threw out the ceremonial first pitches.

Rangers starter Yu Darvish struggled with his command, walking five and surrendering four runs in 6 1/3 innings.

"Just trying to slow myself down, settle the opening day jitters and have a good at-bat", Pederson said.

"One through nine - with Kersh hitting too - everyone raked today", said Pederson, whose five RBI were the most by a Dodger on opening day since Raul Mondesi drove in six against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 5, 1999.

Dodgers: Rich Hill makes his first start of the season after a successful second half with Los Angeles in 2016.


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