Dodgers are almost no-hit but beat Padres, 1-0
When the Dodgers finally hit, they made it count.
No-hit by the San Diego Padres through eight innings, the Dodgers broke through in the ninth to claim a 1-0 victory at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
Juan Uribe broke up the no-hitter with a two-out double against Luke Gregorson in the ninth inning and Dioner Navarro drove Uribe in with a single to right-center.
The Dodgers' pitchers were as dominant -- or their hitters were as inept -- as the Padres', as they held San Diego to one hit.
Padres starter Aaron Harang, who had been sidelined since June 9 because of a bruised foot, returned from the disabled list to discover he was suddenly unhittable. Literally.
But Harang was at 95 pitches at the end of the sixth inning, prompting Padres Manager Bud Black to send left-hander Josh Spence to the mound the next inning.
Chad Qualls and Mike Adams helped keep the Dodgers hitless until the ninth inning, when Gregorson took the mound.
Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa was almost equally dominant, holding the Padres to one hit and four walks in six innings. De La Rosa struck out eight, a career high.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro reacts after watching his game-winning hit land in right-center field on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire