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Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63) is looking to bounce back from a rough start when he gets the nod on Sunday. The Dodgers have not listed a starter as of now, as 3 of their regular starters are injured. Stults gave up 4 runs in 5 innings against the Brewers, he also walked 3. He has 7 career starts against the Dodgers, going 2-4 with a 3.70 ERA. Stults has had a strong August, and in this start he will look to finish off the month the way he started it.
Matt Kemp is also another Dodger to watch. He has 16 HRs and 63 RBI with a .342 on-base percentage. Historically, he has hit well at Petco Park. In 50 games, he has a .320 average with 7 HRs and 33 RBI. Another hitter the Padres need to contain, as always, is Yasiel Puig. He is hitting .301 with 13 HRs, 32 doubles and 59 RBI. He also boasts a .388 on-base percentage. Puig has actually struggled hitting at spacious Petco. In 12 games, he is hitting .178 with 3 HRs and 14 strikeouts. The Padres need him to continue that trend to win this series.