Ker­shaw sharp as Dodgers cut up Di­a­mond­backs 7-2

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LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Clay­ton Ker­shaw struck out 12 and pitched two-hit ball over seven in­nings as the Los An­ge­les Dodgers ended an 11-game los­ing streak against Ari­zona in the reg­u­lar sea­son, beat­ing the Di­a­mond­backs 7-2 on Sun­day.

Los An­ge­les had been 0-5 ver­sus the Di­a­mond­backs this year, and hadn't beaten them in the reg­u­lar sea­son since last Au­gust. But the Dodgers swept Ari­zona 3-0 last year in the NL Divi­sion Se­ries.

Chris Tay­lor home­red, dou­bled and drove in three runs to help the Dodgers stop a three-game skid. The Di­a­mond­backs, who had won three in row, fin­ished a 6-3 road trip.

Ker­shaw (1-2) gave up one run, on Paul Gold­schmidt's lead­off homer in the sev­enth, and has a 1.73 ERA af­ter four starts. The Dodgers to­taled just three runs in three pre­vi­ous starts this sea­son by their ace lefty.

This was the ninth time Ker­shaw has struck out at least 12 in a game with­out is­su­ing a walk. It was his 59th game with dou­ble-digit strike­outs.

Ker­shaw struck out two bat­ters in each of the first six in­nings. Over­all, he has fanned 31 with just three walks this year.

Ker­shaw im­proved his ca­reer record to 9-1 at Dodger Sta­dium against Ari­zona. The only other hit he al­lowed was a two-out dou­ble by David Per­alta in the third.

Zack God­ley (2-1), who led the Na­tional League with a 0.64 ERA en­ter­ing the game, gave six runs on five hits and six walks in four in­nings.

Yasiel Puig's two-run sin­gle high­lighted a three­run third that made it 4-0.

Tay­lor home­red in the fourth and added a tworun dou­ble in the fifth.

PADRES 10, GIANTS 1.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Luc­ch­esi struck out nine in six in­nings, fel­low rookie Chris­tian Vil­lanueva home­red, dou­bled and drove in three runs, and the San Diego Padres cruised past San Fran­cisco 10-1 on Sun­day to beat the Giants for the third straight game.

Jose Pirela was a home run short of the cy­cle and had three RBIs for the Padres, who have won five of seven. The Giants have lost four of five.

Luc­ch­esi (2-0) was sharp in out­pitch­ing Tyler Beede (0-1) in a matchup of 24-year-old rook­ies. Luc­ch­esi walked none and his nine strike­outs were his most in four big league starts. The lefty al­lowed one run and five hits.

Luc­ch­esi be­came the first pitcher from the 2016 draft class to reach the ma­jors af­ter Dinel­son Lamet hurt his right el­bow in his fi­nal spring train­ing start for the Padres. Luc­ch­esi got a no-de­ci­sion in his big league de­but March 30 against Mil­wau­kee and again in a home start ver­sus the Rock­ies on April 5 be­fore earn­ing his first win at Colorado on Tues­day.

Lamet will have re­con­struc­tive el­bow surgery this week.

Beede lasted only 3 2/3 in­nings, per­mit­ting five runs and six hits while strik­ing out six and walk­ing three.

Vil­lanueva hit a two-run dou­ble in the third and home­red off Josh Osich lead­ing off the fifth, his fifth. Vil­lanueva also home­red in a 5-4 vic­tory Satur­day night.

The Padres chased Beede in their three-run fourth. Cory Span­gen­berg and Pirela hit RBI dou­bles, and Freddy Galvis had an RBI sin­gle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey has a sore thumb but should be OK to play Tues­day night af­ter an off day Mon­day . ... RHP Jeff Sa­mardz­ija, on the dis­abled list with a strained right pec­toral mus­cle, likely will make an­other re­hab start.

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