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Dodgers vs Padres Game VII chat

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It has been 13 years since the Dodgers last swept a four-game home series against the Padres. In 2009, the Dodgers completed a four-game sweep over the Padres on May 3, 2009.

MacKenzie Gore is making his first career start against the Dodgers. The third overall draft pick in 2017, Gore has made 11 starts in his 12 games so far in his rookie season.

Clayton Kershaw made his first career start against the Padres on June 10, 2008. 14 seasons later, Kershaw will be making his 45th career start against San Diego today.

With Mookie Betts back at the leadoff spot, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman have flipped their positions with Turner batting second and Freeman batting third.

In a slight nod to a platoon, Cody Bellinger is out of the starting lineup vs left-handed starter for the second time in the last week. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with another left-handed opponent pitcher on the mound tomorrow, Kyle Freeland, for the Rockies.

Padres/Dodgers lineups

Pos Padres Pos Dodgers
Pos Padres Pos Dodgers
LF Profar (S) RF Betts
3B Machado SS T. Turner
2B Cronenworth (L) 1B Freeman (L)
DH Voit DH Smith
1B Hosmer (L) 2B Muncy (L)
C Alfaro 3B Turner
SS Kim CF Thompson
CF Grisham (L) C Barnes
RF Azocar LF Lux (L)
Clayton Kershaw vs. MacKenzie Gore on the mound

Game info

  • Teams: Dodgers (49-28) vs. Padres (46-34)
  • Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. MacKenzie Gore
  • Location: Dodger Stadium
  • Time: 1:10 p.m. PT
  • TV: SportsNetLA