Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (11-11, 3.56) vs. Jake Peavy, RHP (15-5, 2.18).
Dodgers: 70-64 (3rd place NL West, 4.0 GB; 4th place WC, 4.0 GB; L1)
Padres: 74-60 (T-1st place NL West, W1)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 22.4%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Lowe wasn't his usual self on Monday night, allowing three homers for the first time since Aug. 16, 2005, but he managed to pick up the win. He went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out five. Lowe, who has won three consecutive games, is 1-0 with a 3.14 ERA in two starts against the Padres this season.
Padres: Peavy admitted after Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamonbacks that he wasn't sharp, but he battled it out on the mound because he knew this contest was important for his team. And it was, as the Padres prevailed by beating the D-backs, 3-1. Peavy picked up the win after tossing seven innings, allowing one run -- a home run to Eric Byrnes -- on three hits while walking three. Peavy recorded win No. 15 for the season while making history of his own. In the first inning, he struck out Orlando Hudson to become the Padres all-time strikeout leader with 1,037.
From Tony Jackson:
DODGERS PROMOTE FOUR
Purcased the contracts of catcher Chad Moeller, infielder Chin-lung Hu and reliever Jonathan Meloan from Vegas and also recalled D.J. Houlton. Don't worry about the language, The difference is just that Houlton was on the 40-man and the other guys weren't. More to come in the next few days, I'm sure.
The lineup, from Inside the Dodgers: