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Bolsinger, Dodgers blank Padres

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Bolsinger fired eight innings of one-hit ball and the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the San Diego Padres 2-0 in the second of a three-game set.

Yangervis Solarte's leadoff single to begin the game was the lone stain on Bolsinger's (3-0) impressive outing. He then induced a 4-6-3 double play off the bat of Cory Spangenberg and didn't allow another batter to reach base.

"I was locating my off-speed pitch. I stayed ahead of hitters," Bolsinger said.

Bolsinger struck out eight.

Joc Pederson, who was Friday's hero with a go-ahead single in the bottom of the eighth inning, smacked a solo homer for the Dodgers, who have won the first two games of the series on the heels of a 2-6 stretch.

Ian Kennedy (2-4) fanned six, but allowed two runs on six hits over six frames for San Diego, which has dropped seven of its last eight contests.

Los Angeles plated a run in the first and sixth innings.

Pederson's blast into the seats in right led off the home first. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-out single in the sixth and scored on a Justin Turner double into to gap in left-center.

"He threw a good pitch, a high fastball to Pederson, but he got a hold of it," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Kenley Jansen tossed a scoreless ninth for his third save of the year.

Game Notes

Jimmy Rollins stole two bases for the Dodgers and has five of them on the season ... The Dodgers went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position ... Pederson's homer was his 12th of the year.