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Beckett impressive in first outing since May

Righty fans three in two scoreless innings; Maholm sharp in tie vs. Padres

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm, the fifth and sixth starters, tossed a pair of scoreless innings each as the Dodgers and a Padres split squad played to a 3-3 tie Sunday at Camelback Ranch.

Beckett, continuing his recovery from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, struck out three and allowed one hit, calling the outing a significant hurdle in his return from the injury.

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Maholm, who was slowed this spring with elbow tenderness, also allowed only one hit.

The Dodgers scored in the second inning off San Diego starter Robbie Erlin, cashing in a walk to Joc Pederson with a single by Tim Federowicz and a fielder's choice grounder by Alex Guerrero.

They added to the lead in the fifth on singles by Guerrero and Justin Turner and a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig.

San Diego scored a run in the sixth off Stephen Fife. Jace Peterson walked, took second on a groundout, took third on Fife's wild pickoff throw and scored on Alexi Amarista's RBI infield single.

The Padres tied it in the eighth on an RBI single by Rocky Gale. Gale's hit drove in Rico Noel, who plated Jace Peterson with an RBI double.

Up next: Clayton Kershaw, hit hard in his debut start last week, gets the ball again on Monday at 12:05 p.m. PT against the A's on MLB.TV. He is scheduled to throw three innings. Also likely to pitch for the Dodgers are Rule 5 acquisition Seth Rosin. On Tuesday, with the injured Zack Greinke out, the Dodgers will use relievers and give the start to Brian Wilson.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for

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