Peavy Dominates Dodgers

Two-hitter makes right-hander 10-1 vs. Los Angeles
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 9:26 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brad Penny delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Saturday, April 5, 2008, in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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(Newser) – Jake Peavy continues to dominate the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner threw a two-hitter for the first complete game in the big leagues this year, striking out eight to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 win today. Peavy (2-0) improved to 10-1 in 19 career starts against LA. Dodgers ace Brad Penny dropped to 3-7 against San Diego in 14 career starts.

It was Peavy's sixth career complete game and his first since Sept. 2, 2006, against Cincinnati. It matches the number of complete games by the Padres last year. Peavy improved to 4-0 against Penny in six matchups. He held L.A. to one run, walked one and hit a batter. Peavy struck out the side in the first inning and retired the first nine Dodgers batters on 37 pitches.