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Los Angeles Dodgers blast San Diego Padres 10-2, take weekend series

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 09:24:14-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cody Bellinger homered twice and drove in four runs, leading Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 10-2.

Freddie Freeman added a two-run homer as the Dodgers beat San Diego for the 11th time in 12 games.

Bellinger, who struggled mightily last year, continues to resemble his 2019 National League MVP form with a team-high four homers. He hit his first home run of the year against a lefty, connecting against Sean Manaea.

Kershaw allowed one run and four hits in five innings. He walked none, struck out three and improved to 11-4 at Petco Park.

Manaea lasted only 4 1/3 innings, giving up six earned runs and two homers. His record fell to 2-2.

Eric Hosmer had two hits in the loss, bringing his batting average to .375.

San Diego finished a 10-game homestand with a 6-4 record; the team begins an 8-game road trip Tuesday in Cincinnati.