PADRES 7, DODGERS 3
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made no excuses for his third straight subpar outing.
Kershaw gave up four runs on seven hits, a walk and hit a batsman in three-plus innings of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-3 loss Tuesday to the San Diego Padres.
"It doesn't matter that it's spring. I focus on results," Kershaw said. "The best way to gauge how you're doing is how the hitters react. They're reacting well, and that's not good for me. It sucks to give up runs like that, no matter when or where it is."
Kershaw has struggled in all three of his starts. All told, the 2011 Cy Young Award winner has given up nine runs on 17 hits in eight innings over three starts. He's already given up more earned runs in three starts than he has in any spring training since 2009, when he was 20 years old.
The Padres were aggressive in the strike zone and jumped on him early. Catcher Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer in a three-run fourth inning that chased Kers...