Robbie Erlin allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings and fellow rookie Jedd Gyorko hit his 20th homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
The Dodgers, fresh from clinching the division title on Thursday at Arizona, let their backups get the playing time. No Dodgers regulars were in the starting lineup after they secured their 12th NL West championship since divisional play started in 1969.
Erlin (3-3) matched his career-high with seven strikeouts as only three Dodgers reached second base against him.
Gyorko homered in the fifth inning, becoming the fifth rookie second baseman ever to reach that milestone. Gyorko gave the Padres a 2-0 lead when he hit a fastball from Edinson Volquez (9-12) 417 feet to center field.
Gyorko, who had two RBIs, is the first second baseman to hit 20 homers in franchise history.
Erlin is 2-1 with a 1.82 ERA in four starts since being recalled on Aug. 25, his fourth stint with the Pa...