The Dodgers close out their regular season schedule the same way they started it, with a three-game series at home against the Padres. Here is a look at the weekend starting pitching matchups between the two National League West rivals.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Alex Wood makes his 12th start as a Dodger and his fifth start at Dodger Stadium, where he has 21 strikeouts and four walks and a 2.36 ERA. Casey Kelly, who was once traded for Adrian Gonzalez, makes his third game and second start since joining the Padres in September. Kelly, 25, has allowed seven runs on 11 hits in seven innings in his brief major league stint this season, with four strikeouts and a walk.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke gets one more shot to add to his Cy Young case, looking to lower his 1.48 home ERA on the season (his ERA on the road is 1.88), and looking to become the first Dodgers pitcher in 46 years to have 30 quality starts in one season. Robbie Erlin, who put up a 6.46 ERA in 24 starts with Triple-A El Paso this season, makes his third start of the month for the Padres, having allowed seven runs in three innings at Coors Field and pitching seven scoreless innings at home on Sept. 26 against Arizona.
Sunday, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Every game across baseball will start at roughly the same time on the regular season's final day, with Clayton Kershaw getting a tuneup start needing six strikeouts to reach 300. In two starts against San Diego this season, Kershaw struck out 20 of his 53 batters faced, a 37.7-percent strikeout rate. If he is able to sustain that rate on Sunday, Kershaw will need to face 16 batters.
James Shields starts for the Padres, making for an opening day rematch. Shields has struggled down the stretch with a 4.65 ERA and seven home runs allowed in five starts, and is tied with Kyle Kendrick for the major league lead with 33 home runs allowed in 2015.