Maeda homers in Dodgers' win; Padres set mark for futility

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and beat the Padres 7-0, making San Diego the first team in major league history to be shut out in its first three games.

The Padres were outscored 25-0 in the opening series against the Dodgers. They set the MLB mark with 27 straight scoreless innings to open a season. The old mark was 26 by the 1943 St. Louis Browns, according to STATS.

With one out in the fourth, Maeda drove an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Cashner (0-1) into the seats in left field.

Maeda (1-0) waved to the crowd as he rounded third base and then got the silent treatment in the dugout from his teammates, who then mobbed him.

Denis Poroy
Denis Poroy

Padres tie MLB record by starting with 26 scoreless innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have tied the major league record with 26 straight scoreless innings to start a season.

The Padres matched the mark set by the 1943 St. Louis Cardinals when they failed to score in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

The Padres thought they'd ended their scoreless streak in the sixth. Although Cory Spangenberg was called out trying to score on a grounder to first, the Padres appealed. A replay appeared to show that Spangenberg got his foot across the plate before being tagged by A.J. Ellis. After a review of 3:02, the call was upheld.

The Padres had runners on first and third with one out in the fourth before Japanese rookie Kenta Maeda retired Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris.

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