Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda hit a home run -- and tossed six solid innings -- to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-0 victory over the Padres in San Diego in his Major League Baseball debut. Maeda, who inked an eight-year, $25 million deal in January after spending eight seasons with the Hiroshima Carp, on Wednesday homered in his second at-bat, driving an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Cashner into the left field seats with one out in the fourth inning to put the Dodgers up 5-0.

Los Angeles Dodgers' new recruit Kenta Maeda homers in MLB debut

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Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda pitches against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 11,2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Kenta Maeda pitches against the New York Mets Wednesday, May at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California.

Los Angeles Dodger Kenta Maeda takes the field against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 11,2016 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California. Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

Los Angeles Dodger Kenta Maeda takes the field against the New York Mets Wednesday, May at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California.

February 20, 2016

Kenta Maeda in Los Angeles Dodgers Workout

Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Nothing sleepy about Kenta Maeda's Dodgers debut

Nothing sleepy about Kenta Maeda's Dodgers debut

Righty Kenta Maeda wasn't overpowering in his spring debut but was certainly businesslike, throwing two quick, scoreless innings against Arizona.

Kenta Maeda Photos - Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base on his RBI single in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

Kenta Maeda Photos Photos: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

Kenta Maeda Photos - Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base on his RBI single in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

Kenta Maeda, LAD/Todd Frazier, CWS//March 15, 2016 v CWS in Phoenix

Kenta Maeda, LAD/Todd Frazier, CWS//March 15, 2016 v CWS in Phoenix

March 3, 2016

Kenta Maeda Photos Photos: Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers

Kenta Maeda Photos - Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on before a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch on March 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. - Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers

February 20, 2016

Kenta Maeda in Los Angeles Dodgers Workout

Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

February 20, 2016

Kenta Maeda in Los Angeles Dodgers Workout

Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers participates in a spring training workout at Camelback Ranch on February 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Kenta Maeda offers flashes of Hideo Nomo in bullpen session

Kenta Maeda offers flashes of Hideo Nomo in bullpen session

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts got his first live look at Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda during a short bullpen session.

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