Magic watches Dodgers beat Padres 5-3
SAN DIEGO—With Magic Johnson and Frank McCourt watching from next to the dugout, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Thursday even though reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw left after three innings with the flu.
Former Lakers great Johnson, part of a group buying the Dodgers for $2.15 billion from McCourt, had a big smile after Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the eighth, giving him three RBIs. Johnson and McCourt sat next to each other and chatted throughout the game.
Kershaw left after limiting the Padres to two hits through three innings. He struck out three, walked one and singled off Edinson Volquez in the third for the Dodgers' first hit of the season.