Apr 18, 2016 1:43 AM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kenta Maeda pitched seven strong innings, Joc Pederson drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a fifth-inning homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Sunday night.
Maeda (2-0) allowed a run and four hits, struck out seven and walked three. The Japanese-born right-hander had pitched six scoreless innings of five-hit ball in each of his two previous starts and extended his shutout streak to 14 2/3 innings before Joe Panik ended it with a third-inning homer.
No pitcher since 1900 has thrown at least six innings of shutout ball in each of his first three big league starts.
Chris Hatcher pitched a perfect eighth inning and Kenley Jansen got three outs in the ninth to pick up his fifth save in as many appearances.
Jeff Samardzija (1-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings.
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