Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

San Diego leads 1-0 (as of 7/1)

Game 1: Tuesday, July 1
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LA Dodgers1
Game 2: Wednesday, July 2
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in 10
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Game 3: Thursday, July 3
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Padres 7

(28-55, 13-28 away)

Dodgers 1

(45-36, 24-17 home)

    10:10 PM ET, July 1, 2003

    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 

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    W: B. Lawrence (5-9)

    L: H. Nomo (9-7)

    Nomo loses to Padres for third time this season

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Once Ryan Klesko figured out Los Angeles starter Hideo Nomo, his San Diego teammates quickly followed.

    Klesko homered to lead off the Padres' six-run seventh inning against Nomo, igniting San Diego's 7-1 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

    Nomo (9-7) allowed only two hits through six scoreless innings but couldn't retire any of the six batters he faced in the seventh, losing to San Diego for the third time in three starts this season.

    "Klesko jump-started us there," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said . "Nomo was on and we hadn't been doing anything."

    Nomo faced just 20 batters in the first six innings, allowing singles to Mark Kotsay in the third and Xavier Nady in the fifth.

    "He made me look like I'd never swung a bat in the big leagues in my life in my third at-bat," Kotsay said of his strikeout leading off the sixth.

    "Hideo did everything he could possibly do tonight," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. "He was trying to pitch a perfect game and he nearly did."

    Then came the seventh. Klesko hit Nomo's first pitch of the seventh inning 449 feet for his 16th homer of the season, tying the game at 1.

    Sean Burroughs followed with a single and went to third on Nady's single. Nomo walked Gary Bennett to load the bases and then gave up an RBI single to Donaldo Mendez to make it 2-1.

    Pinch-hitter Dave Hansen knocked Nomo out when he hit a drive to deep right-center that deflected off center fielder Jolbert Cabrera's glove, hit the wall and ricocheted back to Cabrera. Hansen only got a single because Bennett hesitated at second and was held at third.

    Kotsay greeted Guillermo Mota with a two-run single that made it 5-1 and Klesko added a sacrifice fly with one out to end the big inning. Mark Loretta added an RBI single in the ninth.

    Brian Lawrence (5-9) allowed one run and five hits in six innings to get the win.

    Bochy said he didn't hesitate when he decided to pinch hit Hansen for Lawrence.

    "It was fairly easy," Bochy said, "because there were no outs. With two outs, no. I was going for the big inning and Hansen came through."

    Lawrence, with 81 pitches in six innings, had no qualms either.

    "Six innings, that's a quality start," he said. "It's not a matter of me going back out there, it's a matter of us winning the ballgame."

    Nomo gave up six runs and seven hits with nine strikeouts in six-plus innings.

    Tracy was ejected in the ninth after the Loretta's single to left-center scored Gary Matthews on a close play at the plate.

    The Dodgers scored their run on Paul Lo Duca's RBI single in the third inning.

    Game notes


    Dodgers CF Dave Roberts left the game after four innings for precautionary reasons with an aggravation of his right hamstring and was replaced by Cabrera. ... The Dodgers placed OF Brian Jordan (strained patella tendon of his left knee) on the 15-day DL and activated 1B Fred McGriff (right groin) from the DL. McGriff batted cleanup. ... Injured Padres 3B Phil Nevin took batting practice Tuesday and said he expects to rejoin the team "in about a month."

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