Furcal, Ethier Lead Dodgers Over Padres

Lowe allows one run in 8 innings as LA snaps 4-game losing streak
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 5:00 AM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier is congratulated by manager Joe Torre, right, after hitting a two-run home run last night.    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Andre Ethier went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp each hit their first homers of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-1 rout of the San Diego Padres last night. Derek Lowe (1-0) allowed a run and four hits over eight innings, striking out six and walking none before giving way to the bullpen.

The right-hander retired 20 of his last 21 batters and also drove in a career-high three runs with a pair of singles to improve his record against the Padres at Dodger Stadium to 4-0. He is 0-3 in seven starts at Petco Park. Chris Young (1-1) threw 80 pitches in three-plus innings, allowing seven runs, seven hits and four walks.