Preview: Dodgers at Padres

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GAME: Los Angeles Dodgers (89-66) at San Diego Padres (72-82)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, September 22 - 4:10 PM EST
WHERE: Petco Park, San Diego, California
LINE: N/A TOTAL: N/A


With the division title already wrapped up, the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their quest for the best record in the National League when they visit the San Diego Padres for the rubber match of their three-game series. Los Angeles clinched the NL West title with a victory at Arizona on Thursday and, after splitting the first two contests against San Diego, trails Atlanta by 2 1/2 games for the top record in the NL. The Dodgers also are two games behind St. Louis and share the identical record of 89-66 with Pittsburgh.

After dropping a 2-0 decision to the Padres in the opener while resting many of its regulars, Los Angeles bounced back to post a 4-0 triumph on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw strengthened his chances for the Cy Young Award, striking out 10 over seven innings while combining with two relievers on a three-hitter, while A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig hit two-run homers. The loss was just the second in seven contests and 82nd of the season for San Diego, guaranteeing the club its third consecutive losing campaign.

TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, Prime Ticket (Los Angeles), FSN (San Diego)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers RH Zack Greinke (15-3, 2.75 ERA) vs. Padres RH Andrew Cashner (10-8, 3.21)

Greinke looks to extend his career-best winning streak to eight games and his stretch of allowing fewer than three runs to 11 starts. The 29-year-old worked six solid innings at Arizona on Tuesday, yielding two runs and six hits as his unbeaten streak reached 10 outings. Greinke improved to 3-0 lifetime against the Padres on Sept. 1, when he gave up one run and two hits over seven frames.

Cashner is coming off his first career complete game, a one-hit shutout at Pittsburgh on Monday. The 27-year-old has been superb over his last five starts, allowing a total of four earned runs in 37 2/3 innings while going 2-1. Cashner settled for a no-decision at Los Angeles on Aug. 31 despite yielding only one run in seven frames.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Dodgers are 3-3 on their 10-game road trip, which concludes with a three-game series at San Francisco.

2. San Diego's final homestand continues Monday with a four-game set against Arizona. The Padres visit the Giants for their final three contests of the season.

3. Los Angeles OF Andre Ethier (ankle) has missed eight straight games, while SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring/back) has sat out two contests in a row.

PREDICTION: Dodgers 5, Padres 0

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
LA Dodgers 89-66 W1 46-32 43-34 22-11 21-12 34-35 12-8
San Diego 72-82 L1 42-34 30-48 16-17 17-16 31-37 8-12

Last Meeting

LA Dodgers San Diego
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
9/21/13 LA 4 SD 0 .188 2 .722 .103 0 .299

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA A. Gonzalez .318 21 .979
SD C. Denorfia .300 18 .851
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA A. Gonzalez 6 8 14
SD C. Denorfia 3 8 9
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA 3.47 .267 150
SD 3.32 .268 127
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
LA A. Gonzalez .295 166 .804
SD C. Denorfia .270 119 .705
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
LA A. Gonzalez 21 66 98
SD W. Venable 22 62 53
Pitching ERA Avg K
LA 3.31 .265 1225
SD 4.04 .244 1097

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

LA Dodgers Overall San Diego
89-66 W/L 72-82
85-70 RL W/L 82-72
71-77-7 O/U 71-78-5
4.05 Runs For 3.77
3.67 Runs Against 4.38
LA Dodgers A/H San Diego
43-34 W/L 42-34
48-29 RL W/L 38-38
34-40-3 O/U 35-38-3
4.62 Runs For 3.57
3.69 Runs Against 3.93