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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, August 30 (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Dodgers (76-59) at San Diego Padres (63-70), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.79) San Diego - Ian Kennedy (10-11, 3.75)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers look to bounce back when they resume a three-game series Saturday with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

The Dodgers lost Friday's opener, 3-2, in 12 innings and saw their lead atop the NL West shrink to 3 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco. Yasmani Grandal's RBI single off Kevin Correia lifted the Padres to victory and halted LA's winning streak at two games.

Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, and injured his left leg in the sixth inning. He is day-to-day.

"I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

Ramirez has been plagued by injuries all season for the Dodgers, who had won six of their previous eight games. LA is still a strong 42-27 on the road.

Justin Turner recorded three hits and Yasiel Puig was not in the starting lineup. Puig, though, did pinch-hit in the seventh, but struck out swinging to end the inning. He is hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

"I can't say what he needs," Mattingly said. "I've seen guys here early, I've seen guys in the Hall of Fame that get to the park late, get ready to play, and go. There's not any one way to do it. He has to figure out his way and get ready. He needs the mental approach to keep his body good and his mind right. It's a balance."

Dan Haren got the start for Los Angeles on Friday and gave up two runs -- one earned -- in six innings.

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke hopes to string back-to-back wins together Saturday and ended a four-start winless (0-2) drought in last Saturday's 7-4 win over the New York Mets. Greinke was shaky at times and allowed four runs -- three earned -- and nine hits in seven innings.

Greinke, who was only 1-4 in his previous five decisions before beating the Mets, is 13-8 with a 2.79 earned run average. The right-hander has a 6-6 mark in 14 road starts and is unbeaten (4-0) in six career starts against the Padres with a 2.00 ERA.

He defeated San Diego on April 1, tossing five innings of two-run ball in a 3-2 victory at Petco Park.

The Padres have won three in a row and four of their last five games. Grandal delivered the game-winning hit last night, while Rene Rivera and Alexi Amarista finished with two hits and an RBI apiece.

"I didn't have my best day today, but made good contact on the ball and was able to get the base hit at the end," said Grandal, who was 1-for-5.

Andrew Cashner struck out eight batters and did not allow a walk in six solid innings, charged with one run and six hits. Tim Stauffer picked up the win.

San Diego, which has a 15-10 record in August, is 37-28 at home and 3-1 on an 11-day, 10-game homestand. Arizona will visit the Padres next for four games.

Since June 29, the Padres have won 18 of their last 23 games at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy will start opposite of Greinke Saturday night and has alternated wins and losses in his last four starts. Kennedy gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings of a 7-4 win at Arizona last Sunday and has allowed three or more runs in each of the past three trips to the mound.

Kennedy has a 10-11 mark with a 3.75 ERA and is 4-5 in 13 home starts. In 15 career starts against the Dodgers, the right-hander is 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA. Kennedy is winless (0-2) in four starts against Los Angeles this season.

The Dodgers are 9-5 against the Friars this season.

08/30 10:25:58 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
 
2nd
WAS 0
CHC 0
 
1st
ARI 0
STL 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
1st
ANA 0
CHI 0
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR