Beat L.A.: Padres Host Dodgers in Weekend Series

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Jun 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a ground rule double in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (31-31) come home after a 7-game road trip to start a quick 5-game homestand. They will start with the first place Los Angeles Dodgers (35-25). This is a key series as the Padres trail the Dodgers by 5 games in the NL West.

The Padres come off of a wild series split it Atlanta. Both Padre wins came in the 11th inning of the bookends of the series. In both of those games, the Padres were trailing late.

The Dodgers hit the road after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks at home. The last win came in the form of a walk-off hit.

Finally, the Padres start a series near full strength. Wil Myers returned from his wrist injury that cost him a month of action. He scored the tying run in the 8th inning rally on Thursday afternoon. The news on Brandon Morrow is a lot less encouraging.

He left his rehab start on June 7th after just 49 pitches because of discomfort. He has been shut down for at least another two weeks. It may be a while before we see him back in the Padres rotation.

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