The game began with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Dodgers ex-pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, while San Diegos third baseman Christian Villanueva accompanied him to catch the throw. Updates with Dodgers through eight. But after some arm problems, doubts about his diminuitive size (6-1, 175 pounds), and getting overshadowed by his teammate Carson Fulmer, Buehler fell in the draft and became somewhat of an afterthought among top prospects. Joey Lucchesi ended up with the defeat, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out five over five innings of work, dropping to 3-2 this season. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts then turned things over to Garcia, who struck out two in the eighth on 14 pitches.
Buehler's highest pitch count in the majors is 94 pitches, reached in his previous outing against San Francisco.
In fact, the 2018 Padres, who struck out 13 times Friday night, are historically bad at merely making contact with the baseball.
Stats: Szczur is hitting.243 (9 for 37) with one home run, seven runs scored, three RBIs and one stolen base in 25 games.
Mexico had waited since 1999 to host a regular-season major-league game, and it got a historic one: the first no-hitter ever outside the US or Canada and the 12th combined no-hitter in major-league history. Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea threw the first against Boston on April 21.
Los Angeles is 2-5 in Maeda's last 7 road starts and 3-7 in their last 10 games overall while the over is 10-3-1 in their last 14 division matchups. Mexicos Alex Verdugo singled in a run in the sixth for the Dodgers to allow the veteran Chase Utley to score. It*s not an easy feat.