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LOS ANGELES — As pitching matchups go http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-joaquin-benoit-jersey , it would be hard to tilt the scales any more in one direction than they will be when the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday evening in Los Angeles.The Padres will go with right-hander Brett Kennedy and his three career starts. The Dodgers will counter with Clayton Kershaw and his three Cy Young Awards.Kennedy (0-2, 8.36 ERA) has yet to win his first major league game, although he finally looks to be getting comfortable with his surroundings. After getting crushed for a combined 11 runs on 20 hits over his first two big league starts, Kennedy held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two runs on six hits over five innings Sunday.Article continues below ...Without a blazing fastball to work with, Kennedy has to rely on pinpoint control. Even though he was better in his start against the Diamondbacks, he did issue three walks. He will now face a Dodgers team that typically is disciplined when it comes to the strike zone.“He definitely threw the ball better; I thought his secondary stuff was better last time out,” Padres manager Andy Green said about Kennedy. “(The Dodgers) team will be a real challenge for him. They will load (the lineup) down with lefties and he’s going to have to execute to pitch well against them. I look forward to him rising up to meet that challenge, but it takes a while for some guys to get their footing in the big leagues and he’s starting to find it.”Pitching opposite Kershaw could present an intimidation factor, although Kennedy already has dealt with pitching against an ace. Zack Greinke was the Diamondbacks’ pitcher when Kennedy last took the mound.Meeting Kershaw at Dodger Stadium, though, is a different level entirely. And Kershaw (6-5, 2.40) has been as good as ever lately, going unbeaten over his last five starts with a 1.82 ERA over 34 2/3 innings in that stretch.Kershaw last lost a game on July 21 Ryan Zimmerman Jersey , and even then he gave up just one earned run. The defense let him down to the tune of three unearned runs that day against the Brewers. Since June 23, when Kershaw returned from his second stint on the disabled list, he is 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA.Add to the mix an increased sense of urgency from Kershaw and the Padres figure to be in a tough spot Saturday.“I don’t know how many games we’ve got left, but it’s now or never,” Kershaw said, according to mlb.com. “We better start playing, we better get good.”Kershaw is 18-6 with a 1.89 ERA in 33 career starts against San Diego, and he pitched six scoreless innings in his only start against the Padres this season.The Dodgers’ inconsistent offense roared back to life Friday in an 11-1 victory over the Padres, with Chris Taylor, Justin Turner and Max Muncy hitting home runs. Muncy moved one home run away from No. 30 on the season.The victory helped the Dodgers gain a game on the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks as they moved 3 1/2 games out of the division’s top spot. The Dodgers also moved 2 1/2 games behind the second-place Colorado Rockies. PHOENIX (AP) — Ahead all night, the Atlanta Braves watched a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning. A day after losing to Boston on a two-run homer in the ninth, they could have folded.Instead, the Braves found a way to scratch out a victory and increase their NL East lead.Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano’s wild pitch in the 10th inning http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-jayson-werth-jersey , and the Braves recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday.“It speaks to the makeup of that team in there. That’s exactly what it speaks to,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “The resiliency, the fight, the grit speaks volumes.”The Braves squandered a six-run lead against the Red Sox on Wednesday, losing 9-8 when Brandon Phillips’ two-run homer off A.J. Minter with two outs in the ninth completed Boston’s three-game sweep.Atlanta bounced back quickly in the desert, jumping on Zack Greinke with homers by Kurt Suzuki and Johan Camargo.With his team leading 6-4 in the ninth, Snitker brought in Jesse Biddle (5-1), the Braves’ seventh pitcher of the night. He couldn’t close it out, giving up A.J. Pollock’s sacrifice fly and Paul Goldschmidt’s solo homer with two outs and two strikes.Atlanta had a chance for the go-ahead run in the 10th on a single by Tyler Flowers that bounced off shortstop Nick Ahmed’s glove, but Swanson stumbled over third base and had to retreat to the bag. The Braves then loaded the bases against Brad Boxberger (2-6) before Hirano uncorked a wild pitch that scored Swanson.“Different frustrations, the way our lineup battled to get back in it in the ninth inning,” Boxberger said. “I just couldn’t hold it.”Brad Bach worked around a walk for his first save with Atlanta.Nick Markakis had four hits and a run-scoring single in the ninth for the Braves, who increased their division lead to 3½ games over Philadelphia.“That’s where the stubborn factor Bryce Harper Jersey , the competitive factor, comes into play in this game,” Swanson said.Ahmed hit a three-run double for the Diamondbacks, who have lost five of six. Arizona fell 2½ games behind first-place Colorado in the NL West.“We didn’t particularly play our best game today, but when we needed to we rallied around one another,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We tied the game and unfortunately we couldn’t close the deal.”Greinke lost his last start after giving up a pair of late homers to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He got off to a shaky start against the Braves, allowing two runs in the opening inning and Suzuki’s two-run homer in the fourth. Camargo hit a solo shot in the sixth to put the Braves up 5-3.Greinke yielded five runs — four earned — and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.Braves starter Anibal Sanchez breezed through the first three innings, retiring 10 of the first 11 batters he faced. The right-hander ran into trouble in the fourth and Ahmed pulled the Diamondbacks to 4-3 on a bases-loaded double to the corner in left.Sanchez allowed three runs and four hits in five innings.SNITKER, SOUZA EJECTEDBoth teams had issues with the umpires.Snitker was ejected with one out in the sixth while on a mound visit to reliever Shane Carle. Snitker talked to Carle, then started arguing about a pitch with plate umpire Mark Ripperger. Snitker was tossed while walking back to the dugout.Ripperger ejected Souza in the eighth inning after he argued a called third strike.DIAMONDBACKS MOVESArizona acquired INF-OF Patrick Kivlehan from the New York Mets for cash and selected his contract from Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks also transferred OF Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day disabled list after a setback in his recovery from a strained right groin.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: Swanson returned to the lineup after being hit in the head by a pitch Tuesday and coming off the bench Wednesday. He went 1 for 4.UP NEXTDiamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (10-5) has allowed three runs or fewer in six straight starts heading into Friday’s game against the Braves. He is 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA during that span after tossing five scoreless innings against the Dodgers last time out. RHP Kevin Gausman (9-9) will make his first career appearance against Arizona.

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