San Diego Padres left hander Jason Lane got knocked around by the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday in the team’s 9-5 loss in Phoenix.

Lane allowed three home runs to the Dodgers in four innings of work, including a moonshot to Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.

He would get a little redemption, though, in the top of the fifth inning when he sent a ball over the left-center field fence off Dodgers right hander Dustin McGowan.

It was the first home run by a Padres pitcher in Spring Training since Jake Peavy hit one in 2008.

Lane, 38, spent seven seasons in the Majors as an outfielder with a .289 career average before transforming himself into a pitcher.

Last season he made three appearances with the Padres, including a spot start.

He had a 0.87 ERA and struck out six batters in 10.1 innings.

He has not had that same success this spring with an 8.49 ERA. It’s likely he will begin the season with the team’s Triple-A affiliate the El Paso Chihuahuas.

The Padres will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at 1:1o p.m. in Scottsdale.

Notes

• Padres catcher Derek Norris also homered on Wednesday, his first of the spring. Norris, who was acquired from the Oakland A’s in the offseason, has struggled so far this spring with a .147 batting average.

•Right hander Brandon Morrow—competing with Odrisamer Despaigne for the fifth spot in the rotation—was scratched from his start Thursday due to a blister on his right ring finger. Despaigne will get the start against the Diamondbacks instead. Manager Bud Black told Padres.com that he does not expect Morrow to miss much time with the injury.

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