Hiroki Kuroda was brilliant in his big league debut, holding San Diego to three hits in seven innings and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-1 win Friday night. The right-hander allowed Brian Giles' first homer of the season, but otherwise limited the Padres to two singles while striking out four and walking none.
Kuroda (1-0) also walked and scored on Russell Martin's first hit of the season, a two-run single in the seventh. A meltdown by the Padres' bullpen led to six runs that inning. The 33-year-old Kuroda was one of the Dodgers' big offseason acquisitions, signing a $35.2 million, three-year contract in December.