Andy Hawkins pitched a seven-hitter, striking out 10 in 8 2/3 innngs, and the Padres scored three runs on one hit in the sixth inning in San Diego en route to a 4-1 victory that completed a doubleheader sweep of Los Angeles and left the Dodgers stalled on the verge of clinching the National League West title.
In the opener, Tony Gwynn singled in Tim Flannery with the go- ahead run to start a six-run eighth that gave the Padres a 7-1 victory.
With Atlanta beating the Astros, 5-4, the Dodgers' magic number remained at one. It also prompted Braves Manager Joe Torre to say in Houston, "The fat lady is vocalizing, but she hasn't sung yet."
In striking out a career-high, Hawkins had a shutout until the ninth when pinch hitter Jose Morales homered with two out. After issuing his fourth walk, Hawkins was replaced by Luis DeLeon, who, after giving up a single to Steve Sax, got the final out for his 13th save.
San Diego broke the game open in the sixth. Alan Wiggins walked and was sacrificed to second by Gwynn. After Terry Kennedy, who had homered in the fourth, was walked intentionally, the runners worked a double steal. Kevin McReynolds was walked intentionally to load the bases and one run scored on a sacrifice fly to shortstop Bill Russell, who caught the ball while retreating into left.
Tim Flannery singled in Kennedy and an error by third baseman Guerrero allowed McReynolds to score.
In the opener, the Padres got four hits in seven innings off starter Bob Welch, then faced four pitchers in the eighth.
Flannery, 26 yesterday, singled off Joe Beckwith (3-4) to lead off the eighth. With one out, Flannery advanced on Alan Wiggins' sacrifice. Gwynn then lined a 2-2 pitch to left for the game-winner.
Rick Honeycutt, making his first relief appearance for the Dodgers, hit Kennedy with a pitch and gave up an infield single to Garry Templeton to load the bases.
Reliever Pat Zachry gave up a two-run single to Kevin McReynolds. Luis Salazar got a RBI single with McReynolds scoring from first when rookie left fielder R.J. Reynolds bobbled the ball.
A wild pitch by the fourth pitcher of the inning, Rich Rodas, allowed the final run.