Clayton Kershaw (16-5, 2.51) vs. Mat Latos (6-12, 3.74).
The Battle for Last Place starts tonight, with the Dodgers 12.0 games behind the first-place Diamondbacks, and the Padres 15.0 games behind. The Padres will need a sweep to escape sole occupancy of the NL West basement, with Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw (I love typing that) standing in their way. But Padres starter Mat Latos has thrown five straight QualityStart™s, so don't expect a shootout.
Sax's note: If all goes well, I should be covering the game today from the press box. Give a shout out if you're at the Stadium tonight.
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