The win moved the Dodgers back into first place in the
The Dodgers and Padres plodded through most of the game, combining for eight hits and no runs before the bottom of the ninth.
Puig's last previous ejection was on June 11, 2013, for fighting against Arizona.
The Dodgers put the leadoff man on in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't create a run. Miguel Rojas walked to open the third, Gonzalez singled to start the fourth, Maholm walked in the sixth, and Kemp walked leading off the seventh.
Rojas provided a defensive highlight when he ended the top of the eighth emphatically with a long, cross-body throw that retired Padres second baseman Irving Falu.
Ethier recorded his 1,218th career hit, a single in the second, moving him into a tie with Steve Sax for seventh on the Dodgers' all-time list.