Los Angeles has lost five of eight since July started while San Diego has dropped four of its last five.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 0.92 ERA) vs. Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 1.85)
Despaigne has been terrific in his first three major-league starts, allowing two runs and 11 hits over 19 2/3 innings.
Kershaw has struck out 44 batters and walked just four over his last four outings while seemingly raising his performance to an even-higher level.
– Under is 5-0 in Padres last 5 during game 1 of a series.
– Under is 4-1-1 in Dodgers last 6 vs. National League West.