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Martin comes through
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Dodgers 7, Padres 1
Hiroki Kuroda struck out four Padres and walked none Friday. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
Russell Martin put the Dodgers ahead for good with a two-run single -- his first hit of the season -- in a six-run seventh inning, and Hiroki Kuroda was brilliant in his Major League debut, allowing just one run on three hits over seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (3-1)
Won 1
LA Dodgers 7, San Diego 1   SD
San Diego (3-2)
Lost 1
April 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0   7 8 0
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 4 1
Standings thru 4/4/08  |  Recap: LAD | SD  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Padres stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4120110.412
Martin, C4112103.067
Loney, 1B4111003.462
Kent, 2B3000101.231
  1-Hu, PR-2B0100100.500
Ethier, LF3112111.267
Jones, CF5011003.200
Kemp, RF5010032.133
DeWitt, 3B3100122.417
Kuroda, P2100100.000
  a-Pierre, PH1010000.250
  Billingsley, P0000000.000
Totals347867715 

a-Singled for Kuroda in the 8th.
1-Ran for Kent in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Furcal (2, Germano).
TB: Furcal 3; Martin; Loney; Ethier; Jones; Kemp; Pierre.
RBI: Ethier 2 (2), Martin 2 (2), Loney (2), Jones (1).
2-out RBI: Ethier; Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martin; DeWitt; Loney; Kemp.
SF: Ethier; Loney.
Team LOB: 9.

 
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, RF4111001.250
Iguchi, 2B4000010.300
Kouzmanoff, 3B4010000.286
Gonzalez, A, 1B3000100.190
Hairston, CF4010022.368
Greene, SS3000001.300
Barrett, C3000020.333
McAnulty, LF3000010.357
Germano, P10100001.000
  a-Gerut, PH1000000.167
  Thatcher, P0000000.000
  Rusch, P0000000.000
  b-Clark, PH1000000.333
  Ledezma, P0000000.000
Totals31141164 

a-Grounded out for Germano in the 6th. b-Lined out for Rusch in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Kouzmanoff (1, Billingsley).
HR: Giles (1, 6th inning off Kuroda, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Giles 4; Kouzmanoff 3; Hairston; Germano.
RBI: Giles (4).
2-out RBI: Giles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Kouzmanoff (2, throw).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda (W, 1-0)7.03110411.29
Billingsley 2.01001203.86
 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Germano 6.03102300.00
Thatcher (L, 0-1)0.114430022.50
Rusch 1.242212010.80
Ledezma 1.00001200.00

WP: Rusch.
Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 77-53, Billingsley 31-19, Germano 107-65, Thatcher 28-13, Rusch 45-29, Ledezma 24-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kuroda 9-8, Billingsley 3-1, Germano 8-7, Thatcher 1-0, Rusch 1-2, Ledezma 1-0.
Batters faced: Kuroda 24, Billingsley 8, Germano 24, Thatcher 5, Rusch 10, Ledezma 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rusch 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 63 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:00.
Att: 42,474.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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