1969: Al Ferrara 3, Dodgers 0

September 4, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Dodgers 0 (box score)

Dick Kelley and Bill Singer squared off in the first of a four-game series at San Diego Stadium. Kelley didn’t last long in this one, being lifted for Gary Ross with one on and two out in the third. (Anyone know the story here?)

The Padres, meanwhile, took the lead in the bottom half. With one out, Roberto Pena singled to center, as did Ollie Brown. Al Ferrara followed with a double to right-center that scored Pena and Brown, putting San Diego on top, 2-0.

Ferrara led off the sixth with a home run to left to extend the Padres’ lead to 3-0. Ross took care of the rest, spinning 6 1/3 innings of shutout baseball. The first two batters reached for Los Angeles in the ninth, but after Ted Sizemore popped out to the pitcher, Tom Haller lined to shortstop Tommy Dean (just in for defensive purposes), who doubled Bobby Valentine off second base to end the contest.

Trivia: Dodgers center fielder Willie Davis saw his hitting streak snapped at 31 games.

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