LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson homered in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ anemic offense mustered just enough to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Friday night.
Pederson’s 11th home run landed in the right-field pavilion off Joaquin Benoit (4-2) with one out.
Chris Hatcher (1-0) earned his first major league win in his fifth season in the big leagues, all as a reliever. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth to earn his second save.
It was the Dodgers’ eighth one-run victory over the Padres at home since June 3, 2013.
Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed six hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings, struck out five and walked one.
Andrew Cashner gave up five hits and one unearned run in six innings, struck out three and walked one.