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. Gordon, recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, also singled and stole a base in the first. "Im just trying to get on base," Gordon said. "I know when I lead off, I want to try to see more pitches. I just try to get on and do what I can." Dodgers reliever Mike MacDougal allowed the tying run to reach third base in the eighth after giving up two singles, but recovered to retire the next two batters and preserve the lead. Javy Guerra converted his ninth save in as many chances with a perfect ninth. Latos gave up six hits while striking out six, including four of the first nine batters in the game, and did not issue a walk. "Ive been stringing my pitches together better and attacking hitters," Latos said. "Everything felt good." The shutout was the Dodgers 13th of the season. San Diego has been held scoreless 16 times this year, including nine times at Petco Park. The Padres have lost by 1-0 scores three times to the Dodgers this year. "It was a well-pitched game by both guys," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Kuroda was solid, Mat matched him. They snuck one across. We mounted a couple threats and couldnt get that hit to tie the game or take the lead." Blake Tekotte was the lone bright spot for the San Diego offence, getting three hits in his first game since being recalled from Double-A San Antonio. He also stole two bases. NOTES: Padres RHP Dustin Moseley will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday. He was placed on the DL on July 26 after dislocating his non-throwing shoulder. ... San Diegos Will Venable pinch-hit in the seventh and remained in the game in left field after not playing since Friday due to back spasms. ... The Dodgers have not announced who will fill the fifth spot in their starting rotation after Rubby De La Rosa went on the DL on Monday and will undergo season-ending elbow surgery. ... Dodgers OF Andre Ethier did not play in the game strictly as a day off, Mattingly said. ... Tim Stauffer starts for the Padres on Wednesday night to attempt to salvage a sweep by the Dodgers. Stauffer has faced LA twice this season, going 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA. Ted Lilly opposes Stauffer for the Dodgers, bringing an 8-3 record and 2.93 ERA versus San Diego. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China
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