Darvish, Padres cruise on Mother’s Day in shutout win over L.A.

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The San Diego Padres came into Sunday’s game with a chance to win another series against the Dodgers.

Yu Darvish was on the mound for San Diego and looked to build on his last outing against the Cubs. Darvish has been excellent since returning from the I.L. with a neck issue. The right-handed pitcher was again dominant on the day, as he continually pounded the zone against the Dodgers.

The scoring for San Diego would begin in the first inning as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth both homered off Walker Buehler, who was making only his second start of the 2024 season.

Beuhler was not extraordinarily sharp, as he only went 3.1 innings.

The early runs turned out to be enough for the Padres as Darvish went seven shutout innings and earned the win. In his last three starts, Darvish has allowed only eight hits and walked two batters in 17 innings without a single run produced off the veteran.

In the 8th, Wandy Peralta made things interesting, allowing two hits, but was able to strike out Freddie Freeman with two men on to end the threat.

Robert Suarez pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Padres series victory.

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The Padres’ only concern on the day came from a hit-by-pitch to Ha-Seong Kim. The shortstop was struck on the wrist and initially remained in the game but was quickly removed before taking the field. Early x-rays are negative, and he is considered day-to-day at this point

The Colorado Rockies come to town in a three-game series that begins play on Monday.

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