Padres Continue Road Trip in Blistering AZ

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Jun 14, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields (33) pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Friday, 6:40pm

James Shields (7-0, 3.59 ERA) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (5-3, 5.27 ERA)

Shields is unbeaten as a Padre in 14 starts. That hasn’t happened for the Padres in 30 years. His last start against the Dodgers was a great one. He went 7 innings and only allowed one run and struck out 6. He has allowed two runs or less in 8 of his 14 starts. He started at Chase Field earlier this year and was knocked around for five runs in 6 innings.

Although De La Rosa has a higher ERA, he has pitched well against the Padres twice already this year. He is 2-0 and his last time against San Diego he pitched 7 shutout innings and only allowed 3 hits while striking out 7.

Yonder Alonso is 1 for 5 against De La Rosa but that one hit was a home run. He has five hits in his last 5 games.

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