Final
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Dodgers happy to be hosting Padres

Sep 24, 2008 - 10:08 AM San Diego (61-96) at LA Dodgers (82-75) 10:10 p.m. EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- With a playoff berth within reach, the Los Angeles Dodgers must be happy to host the National League West basement dwellers.

The Dodgers try to continue their dominance over the last-place San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

After losing two of three games at home to the rival San Francisco Giants over the weekend, Los Angeles bounced back with a decisive 10-1 victory over the Padres on Tuesday. The win was the Dodgers' third straight against San Diego and sixth in the last seven meetings as they narrowed their magic number for a division title to three.

"We're not comfortable at all," Los Angeles manager Joe Torre said. "We are confident, but not comfortable. We want to win our next three games and put this to sleep."

Rookie Clayton Kershaw (4-5, 4.28 ERA) tries to move the Dodgers one step closer to their first NL West title since 2004. Kershaw has pitched well of late, posting a 2-0 record in his last four starts, surrendering eight runs in 22 innings.

Shawn Estes (2-3, 4.73) hopes to avoid his third loss in as many starts when he counters for the Padres.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 10 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 x 12 17 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - SHAWN ESTES, MICHAEL EKSTROM (4TH), CLA MEREDITH (5TH), JUSTIN
    HAMPSON (6TH), MIKE ADAMS (7TH), CLAY HENSLEY (8TH), DIRK
    HAYHURST (8TH), CHARLIE HAEGER (8TH)

    Sep 25 1:31 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT KEMP SCORED ANGEL BERROA.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, M KEMP ON FIRST, J PIERRE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.280, 2-FOR-3, BB, HBP)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 12  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 25 1:15 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANGEL BERROA SCORED CHIN-LUNG HU.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, A BERROA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: C WADE (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 11  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 25 1:11 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHIN-LUNG HU SCORED JAMES LONEY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C HU ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A BERROA (.232, 0-FOR-3, SAC, RBI)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 10  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 25 1:09 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAMES LONEY SCORED MANNY RAMIREZ AND ANDRE
    ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J LONEY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: C BLAKE (.251, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 9  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 25 1:05 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDRE ETHIER SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ETHIER ON SECOND, M RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: J LONEY (.291, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 25 1:02 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BRIAN GILES SCORED CHIP AMBRES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E GONZALEZ ON FIRST, W VENABLE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    LA DODGERS 6 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.281, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Padres 4, Dodgers 6  Top 7, 0 OutsSep 25 12:33 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MANNY RAMIREZ (17) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF CLA MEREDITH SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, LA DODGERS 6
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A ETHIER (.299, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Padres 3, Dodgers 6  Bot 6, 0 OutsSep 25 12:15 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHASE HEADLEY SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3
    LA DODGERS 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.236, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Padres 3, Dodgers 4  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 25 12:04 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE BY ANGEL BERROA SCORED NOMAR GARCIAPARRA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B DEWITT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: C KERSHAW (.071, 0-FOR-2)

    Padres 2, Dodgers 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsSep 24 11:52 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NOMAR GARCIAPARRA SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N GARCIAPARRA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: C BLAKE (.254, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Padres 2, Dodgers 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsSep 24 11:43 PM
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    Padres 2, Dodgers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsSep 24 11:36 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT KEMP SCORED CASEY BLAKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M KEMP ON FIRST, A BERROA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R MARTIN (.278, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 2, Dodgers 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 24 11:24 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NOMAR GARCIAPARRA (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF SHAWN ESTES.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2, LA DODGERS 1
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: C BLAKE (.254, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 2, Dodgers 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 24 11:10 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NICK HUNDLEY SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N HUNDLEY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: L RODRIGUEZ (.276, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 2, Dodgers 0  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 24 11:06 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 1
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.266, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 1, Dodgers 0  Top 4, 0 OutsSep 24 11:01 PM
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