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Padres send Ian Kennedy to close out season series against Dodgers

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Our Padres snapped a six-game losing streak last night with a solid backing for starter Andrew Cashner. They'll go for more of the same tonight as they try to win the series at Dodger Stadium.

Ian Kennedy gets the ball for our Friars in the finale, looking to beat the Dodgers for his first time in nine tries. His last win over the NL West rival came almost exactly two years ago, on September 11, 2012, when he was a member of the Diamondbacks. Since then he's gone 0-4 with a 4.19 ERA in eight starts against them. That includes five outings this year alone - more than he's faced any other team. It hasn't all been bad, though. He was great in his most recent appearance opposite L.A., going seven innings and allowing only one run on four hits on August 30th. The Padres offense couldn't give him the support for the victory, however.

On the hill for the Dodgers will be Dan Haren, who's gone 4-1 in his last six starts following a five-game losing streak. He's been especially effective in his last three, going 2-0 while posting a 0.95 ERA. That includes one against our Padres that saw him go six innings and give up two runs, neither of which were earned. He went 1-1 in his other three starts against San Diego this season. The loss came at home on July 11th when he yielded four runs (all earned) on six hits and five walks, exiting the game after just four innings.

Tune in at 7:10 PT to see if our Padres can get a much-needed series win against the division rivals and go into tomorrow's off day on a high note.

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