Padres Play Weekend Series in L.A.

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May 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits in two runs in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Friday, 7:10pm

Andrew Cashner (1-7, 3.24 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.52 ERA)

Cashner may lead the major leagues in losses but don’t let that fool you into thinking he can’t match with Greinke. Beyond his record, Cashner is having a decent season. In 6 of his 8 starts, he has allowed 3 runs or less. Though the last time he faced the Dodgers in LA, it was not pretty. He allowed 3 home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and surrendered 5 runs total.

Cashner has a career ERA of 3.80 at Dodger Stadium but a 2.22 ERA in his career against the Dodgers.

Greinke is putting up Cy Young numbers so far and doing his best Clayton Kershaw impression. He dominated the Padres in both previous starts this year. In those two games combined, he threw 13 innings while only allowing one run and 6 hits. The 31 year-old righty from Orlando, FL has always dominated the Padres with a 5-0 record and 1.58 ERA in 9 starts.

A ray of hope for the Padres is that Justin Upton is hitting .346 with two home runs against Greinke.

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