LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Stults pitched seven solid innings and the San Diego Padres threatened twice in the late innings. They just couldn't find a way to beat the rival Dodgers.
Stults gave up home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke, and rookie Yasiel Puig's pinpoint throw from right field completed a game-ending double play in San Diego's 2-1 loss against Los Angeles on Monday night.
San Diego put the potential tying run on first when Chris Denorfia walked with one out in the ninth. But Brandon League got Kyle Blanks to fly out to right and Puig fired to first base to double off Denorfia.
"You don't see that play very often," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Deno reacted well, hustled back, but I think the play was made by the strength of the arm and the accuracy of the throw."
Stults (4-5) gave up six hits, struck out three and walked none.
"I'll take that every time from every one of our starters," Black said. "If you do that night in, night out, this team is going to w...