7/1/22 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame 17 strikeouts, and Tony Gonsolin pitched seven strong innings in a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
Gonsolin finished with eight strikeouts and only allowed one run to improve to 10-0 on the season. He has allowed 44 hits.
Gonsolin is the first pitcher to begin a season 10-0 with fewer than 50 hits allowed while pitching primarily as a starter since Walter Johnson did it in 1913.
"I'm just trying to stay in the zone and let them hit it," Gonsolin said. "We have the best defense behind me, so let those guys play."
Los Angeles leads the Padres by 3 ½ games in the NL West.
Max Muncy opened the scoring with a solo home run to right field for a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
Trent Grisham, the Padre's center fielder, tied the game 1-1 with a 428-foot solo home run in the top of the fifth inning.
San Diego starting pitcher Blake Snell struck out 12 batters while allowing four hits through five innings of work.
Cody Bellinger gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead with a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was the eleventh home run for Bellinger this season.
In the top of the seventh inning, Trea Turner reached base on an infield single, and Freddie Freeman hit a double to score Turner and give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.
Chris Taylor opened the eighth inning with a leadoff single. Trayce Thompson hit a ground-rule double to deep center field. Taylor scored from third base after Bellinger hit a sacrifice fly to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead.
Austin Barnes grounded out to the Padres shortstop, which allowed Thompson to score and extend the Dodgers' lead to 5-1.
Left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson (8-1) will start for the Dodgers on Saturday. The Padres are going with former Dodger Yu Darvish who is (7-3). For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #ladodgers #tonygonsolin #tgsportstv1 #sandeigopadres #padres #losangelesdodgers #maxmuncy