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Apr 26, 1:56 AM EDT

Upton hits 2 HR, drives in 5 but Padres lose 11-8 to Dodgers


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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Justin Upton has always hit well at Petco Park.

Now that he's with the San Diego Padres, he could really wear the place out.

Upton, who received his 2014 Silver Slugger Award before the game, homered twice and drove in five runs Saturday night during the Padres' 11-8 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who hit four home runs themselves.

Upton sent a three-run shot into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence in the sixth inning off Brandon McCarthy, who then left with right elbow tightness. The slugger had a two-run homer in the first, an opposite-field drive that just went over a leaping Andre Ethier and landed on top of the right-field wall to tie the score at 3.

"I was just on time. My timing was a little bit off yesterday and the previous day," Upton said.

Wil Myers hit his first career leadoff homer for the Padres.

"I've never seen the ball flying out of here like it was tonight," Upton added. "The ball was carrying to right-center and to right field, so like you saw there was an elevated number of runs."

Padres manager Bud Black has seen Upton work over Petco Park when he was with Arizona and then Atlanta.

"He has real power. His ability to hit homers to all parts of the park is legit," Black said. "He has all-field power."

Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth home run against San Diego this year, a three-run shot, and Ethier, Howie Kendrick and Juan Uribe each had a two-run drive for the Dodgers.

Gonzalez leads the NL with seven homers and 18 RBIs.

The NL West-leading Dodgers had scored nine runs combined in their previous four games. They've won four of five against the new-look Padres.

The teams combined to hit seven homers, five doubles and one triple on a chilly, windy and damp night at Petco Park.

Gonzalez played with the Padres from 2006 until being traded to Boston after the 2010 season. He hit five homers against them in a season-opening, three-game series at Dodger Stadium, including three off Andrew Cashner on April 8.

The slugger's drive landed in the home run porch in the right-field corner to give the Dodgers a 6-3 lead with two outs in the second.

Gonzalez is 13 for 22 (.591) with 10 RBIs in five games against San Diego this season. In his last 11 games against the Padres, he's 22 for 49 (.449) with eight homers and 13 RBIs.

Ethier homered deep into the seats down the right-field line in the first, his second, and Kendrick hit an impressive shot to straightaway center, his third, to chase Ian Kennedy in the fifth. Uribe hit an opposite-field shot into the right-field porch off rookie Chris Rearick with two outs in the fifth. It was his first and it gave the Dodgers a 10-3 lead.

The Padres pulled to 10-7 in the sixth during a rally that included Upton's three-run homer.

McCarthy (3-0) allowed six runs and six hits in five-plus innings, struck out four and walked one. He had retired 12 straight batters before allowing three straight hits to open the sixth, including Upton's three-run homer.

Kennedy (0-1) was activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier Saturday. He strained his left hamstring against San Francisco during the home opener on April 9. He allowed eight hits and eight runs in 4 1-3 innings, struck out two and walked one.

San Diego has lost four straight overall, including two to the Dodgers. This is the Padres' first series loss at home since the All-Star break last year. They had been 11-0-1 since then in series at Petco Park.

San Diego's Matt Kemp was ejected for arguing with umpire Marty Foster after taking a called third strike to end the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RF Yasiel Puig missed the game with a strained left hamstring, and manager Don Mattingly said Puig could be a candidate for the disabled list. Ethier started in his place.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Scott Baker is being summoned from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Sunday's series finale.

Padres: RHP Brandon Morrow (0-0, 3.15 ERA) is scheduled to make his fourth start for the Padres.

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