Bud Norris

Maeda strikes out career-high 13, Dodgers beat Padres

With their bats finally catching up to their pitching, the Los Angeles Dodgers are taking a three-game winning streak and a jolt of confidence into the All-Star break.

"Everybody's swinging the bat really well," said Howie Kendrick, who had three hits in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

"It took us a little while to get it going. (Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez) had a little lull there. (Corey) Seager's been hot all year, but it's good to see different guys get it going."

Rookie Kenta Maeda (8-6) struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and held San Diego to a run on two hits, including a solo homer to Derek...