Dodgers walk to win over Stauffer, Padres

Tim Stauffer was all over the place with his pitches in the second inning and that put the Padres in a giant hole against the Dodgers.

Andre Ethier belted a grand slam to cap the eight-run frame, one in which Stauffer walked a team-record six batters, on the way to an 8-5 Los Angeles victory Tuesday night.

Stauffer (8-11) walked three batters with the bases loaded. The right-hander threw just 25 of his 61 pitches for strikes before departing with two outs in the second inning and was officially charged with seven runs.

Hiroki Kuroda (11-14) was the beneficiary of the big inning, as he allowed seven hits and four runs to win his fourth straight start, a career-high winning streak. His 11 wins tie a career-best, set last season.

The Dodgers, who won for the seventh time in eight games, are 7-1 over their eight vs. San Diego.

Kyle Blanks and Orlando Hudson hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning for San Diego, which suffered its sixth straight defeat.