MLB: San Diego 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Sept. 26, 2012 at 1:37 AM

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez worked seven shutout innings Tuesday to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.

The win was San Diego's second in a row and dealt a blow to the NL West rival Dodgers, who trail St. Louis by 4 1/2 games in the race for the second wild card berth.

Volquez (11-11) held Los Angeles to six hits and struck out four. Houston Street allowed a run in the ninth but stranded two runners for his 23rd save.

Yasmani Grandal drove in a run for San Diego and Chase Headley collected two hits.

A.J. Cruz drove in the lone Dodgers run with a double in the ninth. The Dodgers outhit the Padres 10-5.

Josh Beckett (1-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings.

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