Maddux Leads Padres Past Dodgers

He gets 349th career victory on scorching day in Los Angeles
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 8:38 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Blake DeWitt is seen between the legs of San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez as he dives back to first during the ninth inning on Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – Greg Maddux recorded his 349th career victory one day before his 42nd birthday and Paul McAnulty drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly, leading the San Diego Padres to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday. Maddux (2-0) threw 68 pitches over five innings in 95-degree heat, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Maddux was exactly what the Padres needed following Saturday’s 11-1 loss. The eight-time All-Star combined with four relievers on a five-hitter. Trevor Hoffman, the all-time saves leader, pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth of the season and 528th of his career. Chad Billingsley (0-2) allowed a run and four hits, struck out eight and walked two over five innings.