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Dodgers vs. Padres: Roberto Hernandez, Eric Stults face off

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Scott Cunningham

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continue their scramble mode, looking for more offense in the middle game of their series against the Padres on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Tuesday night's 8-6 Dodgers win was the highest-scoring game between the two teams this season, with Los Angeles and San Diego combining for only 49 runs between them in their first 10 matchups this year.

Kevin Correia came to the Dodgers tied for the major league lead with 13 losses but has won both of his starts with his new club. On Wednesday night, one of the pitchers he was tied with gets the start for San Diego. But Eric Stults, like Correia, is still stuck on 13 losses.

Stults has a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts, with 10 strikeouts and five walks in 19⅔ innings.

Roberto Hernandez gets the call for the Dodgers, making his third start as a Dodger. Hernandez had 13 strikeouts in his final six starts combined for Philadelphia, but has 10 strikeouts in 12 innings in two starts as a Dodger.

Hernandez has lasted six innings in both starts as a Dodger, and in eight of his last 10 starts overall, lasting 5⅔  innings in his other two outings during that span.

The Dodgers are 8-3 against the Padres this season, including 4-1 at Dodger Stadium. The two teams are at the start of a stretch that see them play nine times in a 20-game stretch.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN (no blackout)