Orel Hershiser allowed one hit -- a one-out, fourth-inning single -- and faced the minimum 27 batters tonight to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres.
The effort brought Hershiser a 3-0 mark and came five days after he shut out the Padres in San Diego on a two-hitter. Dave Dravecky (0-2) again was Hershiser's victim. He was touched for eight hits in eight innings.
In the third inning with two out, Bill Russell singled and Al Oliver singled him to third. Pedro Guererro doubled off the base of the left field wall for two runs.
The Padres' hit was a single by Tony Gwynn on a liner between first and second. It was Gwynn who broke up Hershiser's attempt for a no-hitter in the previous game.
Gwynn, erased in the fourth on a double play, also had been on base in the first inning on a walk. That time, he was caught stealing.
The Dodgers had a scoring opportunity in the second when they loaded the bases with none out on consecutive singles by Guererro, Mike Marshall and Candy Maldonado. Steve Yeager struck out and Bob Bailor grounded into a double play.
The Padres again played without missing second baseman Alan Wiggins, who didn't show up for his second straight game.
Ballard Smith, president of the Padres, said Wiggins has been in touch with his agent.
"We are now attempting to get a hold of Alan," Smith said. Asked if Wiggins was safe, Smith refused comment.
Earlier in the day, Mike Swanson, the Padres' assistant media relations director, said nobody connected with the team knew where Wiggins was.
Wiggins, 27, who hit .258 for the Padres last season, is hitting only .054 with two hits in 37 at-bats this year. He was to play second base Thursday night; when he didn't show up, he was replaced by Tim Flannery.