San Diego Padres (11-10, third in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (14-5, first in the NL West) Los Angeles; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (1-1, 2.55 ERA, .81 WHIP, 28 strikeouts) Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.19 ERA, .97 WHIP, 24 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -147, Padres +127; over/under is 7 runs BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Walker Buehler. Buehler pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts against San Diego. The Dodgers are 8-3 against NL West opponents. Los Angeles has hit 25 home runs this season, sixth in the majors. Justin Turner leads them with five, averaging one every 13.2 at-bats. The Padres are 6-5 in division matchups. San Diego is slugging .353 as a unit. Eric Hosmer leads the team with a slugging percentage of .487. The Padres won the last meeting 3-2. Nabil Crismatt recorded his first victory and Trent Grisham went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for San Diego. Blake Treinen took his first loss for Los Angeles. TOP PERFORMERS: Turner leads the Dodgers with 12 extra base hits and is batting .379. Hosmer leads the Padres with eight extra base hits and 14 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .198 batting average, 1.88 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs Padres: 3-7, .201 batting average, 3.46 ERA, outscored by 16 runs INJURIES: Dodgers: Joe Kelly: (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: (tommy john surgery), Tony Gonsolin: (shoulder), Caleb Ferguson: (elbow), Chris Taylor: (back), Mookie Betts: (wrist/forearm), Cody Bellinger: (calf), Zach McKinstry: (back), Gavin Lux: (wrist). Padres: Trey Wingenter: (elbow), Taylor Williams: (knee), Matt Strahm: (knee), Adrian Morejon: (left forearm), Dinelson Lamet: (forearm), Keone Kela: (undisclosed), Javy Guerra: (right elbow), Mike Clevinger: (elbow), Jose Castillo: (undisclosed), Michel Baez: (right elbow), Dan Altavilla: (elbow), Jorge Ona: (right elbow), Austin Nola: (left middle finger). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEGROMINATOR Jacob deGrom of the Mets is 1-1 with a 0.45 ERA, 35 strikeouts and three walks in 20 innings going into a homestand opener against Washington and Erick Fedde (1-1). While deGrom has a 2.03 ERA in 79 starts since the start of the 2018 season, New York is 37-42 in those games. NL WEST SHOWCASE Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.19) starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of the big series at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres. Yu Darvish (1-1, 2.55) takes the mound for the Padres, who lost two of three last weekend in San Diego during the first series of the season between the NL West rivals. SPRING FORWARD Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will play in an intrasquad game, the next step on his return from two strained muscles that have delayed his Toronto debut. Springer signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal with the Blue Jays this off-season but missed time in spring training, first because of a strained oblique and later because of a right quadriceps strain. The World Series MVP when Houston won its first title in 2017, Springer could return in this weekend’s road series against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to general manager Ross Atkins. ZACK ATTACK Zack Greinke (2-1, 2,81) starts for the Houston Astros after allowing four hits over eight shutout innings to win at Seattle, a game in which he reached 2,700 strikeouts. Andrew Heaney (1-1, 5.65) starts for the visiting Los Angeles Angels. LONG BALLS Jorge López (1-2, 8.56) starts for the Baltimore Orioles against Oakland coming off three starts in which he allowed five home runs in 13 2/3 innings. Cole Irvin (1-2, 4.60) starts for the visiting Athletics. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray (0-0, 4.15) seeks his first win at Busch Stadium, where he is 0-1 despite a 2.04 ERA in three starts. Kwang Hyun Kim (0-0, 9.00) starts for the Cardinals. FAST START Left-hander Steven Matz (3-0, 1.47), coming off wins over Texas, the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City in the start of his first season with Toronto, starts at the rival Tampa Bay Rays, who go with Tyler Glasnow (2-0, 0.73). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
The Dodgers fall to the San Diego Padres 3-2 in game one of the four-game series on Thursday at Dodger Stadium.