Dodgers Score: Live Game Updates vs Padres on Friday, Kershaw/Darvish, Rojas at Shortstop
It’s show time! The Dodgers (19-13) are in San Diego to face the Padres (17-15) for the first of 13 head to head games this season. NL Pitcher of the Month Clayton Kershaw (5-1, 1.89 ERA) takes the ball for LA against Yu Darvish (1-2, 3.60 ERA) and the Pads. The Dodgers are riding a season-high 6 game win streak and hold a 1.5 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks and 2 game lead over the Padres in the NL West.
Here’s a look at the lineup Dave Roberts is sending out to face the 5-time All-Star.
Kershaw gets LA’s best possible defense behind him with Miguel Rojas starting at shortstop, Jason Heyward in center, and James Outman in left field. Mookie Betts is back in right field and David Peralta starts at DH with J.D. Martinez still sidelined with a lower back strain. Peralta has a .417 lifetime average against Darvish with 3 home runs and 5 RBI.
Will Smith catches Kersh.
Full Lineups, Betting Odds and More Stats
Kershaw has owned the Padres over his career, posting a 23-9 record with a 2.03 ERA over 45 starts. He’s 11-4 with a 1.87 ERA lifetime at Petco Park.
The one time Dodger Darvish is coming off a start where he gave up 3 home runs and 4 runs total over 6 innings against the Giants. He’s making his 11th career start against LA and has a 3-5 record with a 2.47 ERA in 10 previous starts.
How To Watch the Dodgers Game Tonight
First pitch for highly anticipated game one on Friday night is at 6:40 PM PT. Watch on Spectrum SportsNet LA, or listen on AM570 LA Sports Radio or KTNQ1020 in Spanish. The game will also be on MLB Network, when available.
Also, if you can’t watch or listen (or even if you can) make sure to follow Dodgers Nation on Twitter for live play-by-play of the game, and to talk with tons of Dodger fans throughout it. You can follow by clicking this link right here.
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