Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 10/1)

Game 1: Friday, September 30
LA Dodgers1Final
San Diego3
Game 2: Saturday, October 1
LA Dodgers2Final
San Diego1
Game 3: Sunday, October 2
LA Dodgers1Final
San Diego3

Dodgers 2

(71-90, 31-49 away)

Padres 1

(81-80, 45-35 home)

    10:05 PM ET, October 1, 2005

    Petco Park, San Diego, California 

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    LA 000010100 2 6 0
    SD 000010000 1 3 1

    W: J. Broxton (1-0)

    L: C. Park (12-8)

    S: D. Sanchez (8)

    Padres' win streak ends at four with loss to Dodgers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres will go into the playoffs with a dubious distinction -- they'll have the lowest winning percentage for a division winner in a non-strike season.

    Edwin Jackson and five relievers combined on a three-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat NL West champion San Diego 2-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Padres' four-game winning streak.

    The Padres fell to 81-80. If they beat the Dodgers in Sunday's finale, they'll finish 82-80 (.506). If they lose, they'll be .500.

    Since 1969, and excluding strike-shortened years, the previous lowest winning percentage for a division champion was by the 1973 New York Mets, who won the NL East at 82-79 (.509).

    Even with seven regulars in the lineup, San Diego's offense was back to being anemic.

    The only Padres' run came courtesy of starting pitcher Chan Ho Park, who hit an RBI single off Jackson with two outs in the fifth to tie the game at 1. Park's opposite-field hit to right scored Joe Randa, who doubled down the left-field line with one out.

    The Padres didn't have a hit after that.

    Rookie Jonathan Broxton (1-0) pitched a perfect sixth for his first major league win. Duaner Sanchez pitched the ninth for his eight save in 12 chances.

    Park (4-3) was chased after Willy Aybar doubled in the go-ahead run for the Dodgers with one out in the seventh.

    Park also allowed Jason Repko's homer leading off the fifth, his eighth.

    Jackson allowed one run and three hits in five innings, walked one and had no strikeouts. Park gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, walked four and struck out three.

    Game notes

    CF Dave Roberts, sidelined for a week with a strained left quad, is expected to play long enough Sunday to get two or three at-bats. Manager Bruce Bochy expects his other regulars to each get a few at-bats. ... Although the Padres don't yet know their divisional-round opponent, they will fly to St. Louis after Sunday afternoon's game and have a workout there on Monday. If Philadelphia forces a playoff for the wild card with Houston and wins, the Padres would then fly to Atlanta. ... Weather reports for both St. Louis and Atlanta are posted in the Padres' clubhouse. ... The Padres took an extra half hour of batting practice Saturday and also worked on bunt defense and pickoffs.

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