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Wells, Padres face Dodgers in series finale

Apr 29, 2007 - 3:53 PM LA Dodgers (14-10) at San Diego (13-11) 4:05 pm EDT

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- After back-to-back blown saves, Trevor Hoffman got back on track. Now, David Wells will look to right the ship.

Wells will take the mound for the San Diego Padres when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final of a three-game series on Sunday.

The Padres posted a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday. It was a bounce-back performance by all-time saves leader Hoffman, who was undone by defensive lapses by his teammates - failing to hold a two-run lead in the ninth inning one night earlier.

"It's just nice to not sit any longer and you kind of get right back out there before you let things like that fester too much," said Hoffman, who had blown back-to-back save chances. "It's just a matter of going out and getting it done. The biggest thing is, you can't change those habits from the night before. You have to just go out and trust your stuff."

Hoffman worked a perfect frame, picking up his fifth save. But it was San Diego starter Greg Maddux who set the tone, allowing just two runs and five hits, while walking one and striking out three in seven innings.

The Padres will look for a similar performance from Wells (1-1, 6.00 ERA), who is 1-3 with a 7.54 ERA in five career starts against the Dodgers. The hefty lefthander had his shortest outing of the season - yielding five runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 frames - in 9-1 loss to Derek Lowe and the Dodgers on April 13.

Los Angeles again will counter with Lowe (2-3, 4.40), who tossed a season-high eight innings, yielding one run and seven hits in that outing vs. the Dodgers. However, the righthander has gone 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA with losses to Colorado and San Francisco since.

The teams have split the first two games of the series.






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    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 16 1
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 3 (FINAL 17)

    BATTERIES: LOS

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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRADY CLARK SCORED WILSON VALDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B CLARK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 5
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 17TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTINEZ (.216, 2-FOR-6, SAC)

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    AT SAN DIEGO - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Anderson hit for J Broxton.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, N GARCIAPARRA ON FIRST, J PIERRE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: M Anderson (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

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    AT SAN DIEGO - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: C Meredith relieved H Bell.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J Pierre (.280, 1-FOR-4)

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    SDG: CLA MEREDITH (1-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 10TH
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4, SAN DIEGO 4
    DUE UP FOR LADODGERS: J PIERRE (.280, 1-FOR-4)

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    PLAY: G Blum at second base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
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    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J Pierre (.280, 1-FOR-4)

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    PLAY: K Kouzmanoff at third base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
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    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J Pierre (.280, 1-FOR-4)

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    CURRENT PITCHERS: LOS - JONATHAN BROXTON
    SDG - HEATH BELL (OUT)

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J PIERRE (.280, 1-FOR-4)
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    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    SAN DIEGO 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J CRUZ JR (.386, 3-FOR-3, RBI)

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    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B GILES ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
    SAN DIEGO 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.314, 0-FOR-1, RBI)

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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CRUZ JR ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4
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    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.306, 0-FOR-1)

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    SOLO HOME RUN BY LUIS GONZALEZ (4) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
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    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 4, SAN DIEGO 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.329, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

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    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 3, SAN DIEGO 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: L GONZALEZ (.272, 0-FOR-0, HBP)

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    GROUND OUT BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED MARCUS GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CRUZ JR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA DODGERS 2
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K GREENE (.283, 4 HR, 17 RBI)

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    CURRENT PITCHERS: LOS - DEREK LOWE
    SDG - DAVID WELLS

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.309, 2 HR, 13 RBI)
    J CRUZ JR (.352, 4 HR, 7 RBI)
    B GILES (.309, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

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