Dodgers crush Padres 15-0 on Opening Day

Posted at 7:40 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 22:40:46-04

Clayton Kershaw was brilliant on opening day, holding San Diego to one hit in seven innings and striking out nine to lead rookie manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 15-0 victory against the San Diego Padres.

Kershaw (1-0) allowed Jon Jay's single to left field with two outs in the third and then retired his last 13 batters. The lefty improved to 4-0 in six opening day starts.

Adrian Gonzalez had three of Los Angeles' 17 hits and three RBIs, and A.J. Ellis also drove in three runs. Chase Utley had three hits and two RBIs.

Roberts, who played for both the Dodgers and Padres, and San Diego rookie manager Andy Green exchanged lineup cards at the plate before the game. It was the first opening day meeting of two rookie skippers since Fredi Gonzalez of Florida and Manny Acta of Washington in 2007.