As he has done repeatedly with attention focused on his Cy Young candidacy, Clayton Kershaw -- who improved to 21-5 with Sunday's win -- did his best to share his success.
"Having wins is something I take pride in," he said, "That's the most important thing to me. And I can't do it all by myself. So this team has been huge for me."
The Dodgers gave him two first-inning runs to work with, continuing what Kershaw noted had been an early pattern, and a rather daunting task for an opponent, as Padres manager Bud Black said: "Two runs in the first inning against a guy who's probably going to win the Cy Young is tough to come back from."