Final

Series: Game 2 of 2

San Diego won 2-0

Game 1: Monday, July 7
LA Dodgers1Final
San Diego7
Game 2: Tuesday, July 8
LA Dodgers5Final
San Diego8

Dodgers 5

(46-42, 21-21 away)

Padres 8

(33-57, 18-29 home)

    10:05 PM ET, July 8, 2003

    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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    W: A. Eaton (4-7)

    L: W. Alvarez (0-1)

    S: R. Beck (8)

    San Diego 8, Los Angeles 5

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mark Loretta went 4-for-4 with three runs and Sean Burroughs had three RBI as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers for the fifth straight time, 8-5 on Tuesday night.

    This two-game sweep followed a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium last week. The Padres scored 33 runs in those five games against the Dodgers, whose 2.90 team ERA is the best in the big leagues. The last-place Padres have beaten their rivals nine times in 12 games this season.

    The Dodgers, whose .240 team batting average is better only than Detroit's, have lost 13 of their last 15. It was just the third time in that span that the Dodgers scored more than three runs.

    All-Star Rondell White drove in two runs as the Padres piled it on against Wilson Alvarez (0-1), who was making his first start since last July 14, while with Tampa Bay.

    Alvarez, making the spot start in place of Kevin Brown, allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings. Brown missed the start because of a lower abdominal strain and the Dodgers don't know if he'll be able to pitch at Colorado on Sunday.

    Adam Eaton (4-7) beat the Dodgers in consecutive starts and improved to 4-1 in his career against LA. It was just his third win in his last nine decisions. He allowed six hits and four runs -- one earned -- in 6 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts and one walk.

    Rod Beck pitched the ninth for his eighth save in as many chances. He allowed two singles and a walk, loading the bases with two outs, before getting All-Star Paul Lo Duca on a game-ending groundout to second.

    Loretta hit an RBI triple and had three singles, including an RBI base hit in the seventh. Gary Bennett hit an RBI single in the eighth.

    Burroughs hit an RBI single in the first and a two-run single in the third that fell in just in front of diving right fielder Shawn Green to give the Padres a 4-1 lead.

    The Padres made it 6-1 in the fifth. Gary Matthews Jr. drew a leadoff walk and scored on Mark Loretta's RBI triple to right-center. Green had a shot at the ball, but it glanced off his glove. White followed with a single to score Loretta.

    Green hit a solo homer with two outs in the sixth, his 10th, to straightaway center field. After the Dodgers chased Eaton by closing to 6-4 in the seventh, Green came up with runners on first and third and two outs. Reliever Jay Witasick got him to ground out.

    Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward hit a sacrifice fly and Alex Cora an RBI single in the seventh. The Dodgers pulled to 7-5 on Adrian Beltre's RBI groundout in the eighth.

    The Dodgers' scored their first run in the second when, with Lo Duca aboard on a leadoff double, Eaton committed two errors on Beltre's chopper.

    Game notes


    Matthews, Loretta and White -- the top of San Diego's order -- went 7-for-11 with four RBI and six runs scored. ... Burroughs also drove in three runs May 16 against Atlanta. ... Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said Brown played "vigorous catch" in the outfield on Monday, but the team isn't sure about his mobility and thus his ability to field his position if he were to start on Sunday. ... Padres slugger Phil Nevin will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and plans to rejoin the big league club on July 29 in Pittsburgh if everything goes well. Nevin has been out since dislocating his left shoulder diving for a ball in left field on March 7 during a spring training game.

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