Yu Darvish retired the first 14 batters he faced and allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings as the San Diego Padres blanked the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in the rubber game of a three-game series on Sunday.

"Right after the game, talking to Lee, our third base coach, he's like, 'Man, Yu was like a surgeon today,' and (I) thought it was clearly descriptive of his performance," Padres manager Mike Shildt said. "Man, he was really good. Fastball had a ton of life to it, velocity was really good, throwing it where he wanted. That was a clinic of pitching right there."

Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, whose 11 homers are tied for the team lead with Teoscar Hernandez, sat out the game with a back injury.