What you need to know: Dodgers take the freeway to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres starting Tuesday night at Petco Park.
Dodgers give kickoff pitch to left-hander Tyler Anderson (15-4, 2.52 earned average) and he will face left-hander Blake Snell (8-9, 3.62 ERA). In his last start, Snell didn’t miss 6 2/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals and struck out 13.
The Padres (85-68, .556) are in a tight battle with Philadelphia and Milwaukee for a place in the National League. On Sunday, third baseman Manny Machado hit his 31st home run of the season and helped San Diego to a 13-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Denver. It was the Padres’ second victory in three games at Coors Field.
Dodgers (106–47, .693) won two out of three from St. Louis over the weekend, and received word that pitcher Yancy Almonte, who was in rehab at Oklahoma City (PCL), might be available by Wednesday to play against the Padres.
How to watch Dodgers vs. Padres
Where: Petco Park, San Diego
Radio: AM 570 (KLAC), 1020 (KTNQ) Spanish
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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.