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LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Quentin took care of Zack Greinke. His San Diego Padres teammates handled Greinke's replacement.

San Diego knocked around stand-in Chris Capuano for two innings before he left with a strained calf and Jason Marquis shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 9-2 win on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Knocking around the Dodgers seems to be a growing theme for San Diego: The Padres have scored 29 runs in a 3-2 start against Los Angeles and 25 runs in going 1-8 against Colorado and the New York Mets.

On Tuesday night, San Diego struck from all over.

The Padres banged out 15 hits, five batters had multi-hit games and San Diego scored runs in five innings.

Alexi Amarista led the way as he collected three hits and four RBI, and Yonder Alonso went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs. Chris Denorfia added three hits and two runs and Kyle Blanks and Nick Hundley each had two hits, with Hundley picking up two RBI.

The efficient offense let Marquis shift into cruise control, as he has so often against Los Angeles.

Marquis' career 2.43 ERA at Dodger Stadium ranks fourth among active visiting pitchers, and he was at his best, allowing three hits and one run while striking out five in 7 2/3 innings.

His counterpart, Capuano, was thrust into the starter's role after Quentin knocked Greinke out for eight weeks with a broken collarbone during a skirmish after being hit by a pitch.

The rustiness showed as San Diego pounced on Capuano early.

Capuano lasted just two full innings before he was pulled for Matt Guerrier after walking Jesus Guzman to open the third.

The Padres moved station to station in the first, scoring four runs on two singles and a based-loaded walk. Yonder singled home Denorfia first to put San Diego on the board, then scored on an RBI walk to Hundley. Amarista followed with a two-run single, scoring Guzman and Blanks.

Hundley picked up another RBI in the third, scoring Guzman on a sacrifice fly.

The Dodgers responded with a run in the bottom of the third on a Mark Ellis sacrifice fly that scored Juan Uribe.

NOTES: Los Angeles won two of three games in San Diego in the team's first series of the season last week. The Dodgers closed the series with back-to-back one-run wins after dropping the opener 9-3. ... Los Angeles won last year's season series with San Diego 11-7. ... Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly (shoulder) made his third rehab start of the season for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Tuesday, allowing four runs in five innings. ... San Diego entered the game with 24 doubles, third in the majors. ... Adrian Gonzalez, a former Padre, entered the game with a National League-leading 18 hits. He and Crawford rank third in the NL with .396 batting averages.
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