Series Preview: Padres Head to LA to Face Dodgers

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Aug 10, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3

The finale of this series will feature a pitching duel. Tyson Ross (11-11, 2.70 ERA) will go for the Padres against All-Star Zack Greinke (12-8, 2.75 ERA). Ross leads the team with 11 wins. He had a rough start last time out against the Cardinals when he walked 4 and allowed 3 earned runs. He dominated in his last start against the Dodgers, pitching 7 innings, only allowing one run and 9 strikeouts.

Greinke has not won a start since July 25th. He has had his way with the Padres. In 6 starts, he is unbeaten at 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA. Dodger Stadium has been good to him this year. He has a 2.48 home ERA in 11 starts. He pitched once against the Padres earlier this year, getting the win after pitching 5 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 5.

Matt Kemp has played well since the All-Star break. He is hitting .295 in that stretch and has hit 7 of his 15 home runs this year during the 29 games since the break. He has been a Padres masher throughout his career. Kemp has 17 home runs, 60 RBI and a .296 average against the Friars.