LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his grand slam homerun with Matt Kemp #27 in front of Nick Hundley #4 of the San Diego Padres during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers Walk All Over Padres With Eight-Run Second Inning

Hiroki Kuroda is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four starts against the Padres this season.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres: Andre Ethier Grand Slam, 12 Walks Lead The Way To 8-5 Win

The Los Angeles Dodgers walked all over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, especially in the second inning, holding on for an 8-5 win and their seventh win in their last eight games. The Dodgers scored eight runs in the pivotal second inning, chasing Tim Stauffer, including a grand slam by Andre Ethier.

The slam by Ethier was his first home run since July 25, after a span of 120 plate appearances without a home run. It came on the first pitch by Padres' relief pitcher Anthony Bass, after a poor start by Stauffer. The Dodgers were walked seven times by Stauffer, who also allowed seven runs and recorded just five outs on the night.

The Dodgers walked 12 times, their highest total since walking 14 times against the Atlanta Braves on April 21, 1999. Matt Kemp reached base in all five plate appearances, with one single and a career-high four walks. Kemp has scored a run in seven straight games.

On the season, the Dodgers have scored 520 runs and allowed 518, the first time they have had a positive run differential since the second game of the season, on April 1. Ted Lilly goes for the series sweep Wednesday afternoon, facing Wade LeBlanc for San Diego.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Bringing Back All Announcers In 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers took care of the Hall of Famers on their announcing crew last week, as both Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin decided to return in 2012 for their 63rd and 54th years with the club, respectively. On Tuesday, the Dodgers announced their entire stable of announcers will return in 2012. Dodgers games are televised on Prime Ticket and KCAL, and are heard on radio on KABC and the Dodger radio network.

Jarrin has been announcing Dodgers games since 1959, the Dodgers' second year in Los Angeles. He once had a streak of nearly 4,000 consecutive games broadcast from 1962 to 1984, a streak that make even Cal Ripken Jr. blush.

Rick Monday will return next year for his 19th season in the Dodgers' broadcast booth. Monday serves as radio analyst on radio alongside Charley Steiner, who will return for his eighth season in 2012. In games that Scully calls for television, Scully's call is heard on radio for the first three innings, followed by Steiner and Monday. In all other games, Steiner and Monday call all nine innings on radio.

Eric Collins returns for his fourth season as television play-by-play man for road games outside the National League West. His analyst is Steve Lyons, who will return for his eighth season as part of the Dodgers' broadcast crew. Lyons also works the pre- and post-game shows for Prime Ticket broadcasts.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced: Dodgers Send Nine

Alex Castellanos, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31 for shortstop Rafael Furcal, has hit .343/.419/.630 with 21 extra-base hits in 28 games.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres: Starting Lineup & Roster Move

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games overall, and look for their fifth straight home win against the San Diego Padres Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda has won each of his last three starts, and on the season is 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA against San Diego. Here are the starting lineups:

Padres (60-75)

Venable CF
Bartlett SS
Guzman 1B
Blanks LF
Hudson 2B
Hundley C
Forsythe 3B
Cunningham RF
Stauffer P

Tim Stauffer is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts this season against the Dodgers. Before the game, the Padres recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte from Triple A Tucson, and optioned relief pitcher Erik Hamren to Triple A. The Padres are now carrying 12 pitchers.

Dodgers (63-70)

Sellers SS
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Rivera LF
Ethier RF
Miles 3B
Ellis C
Carroll 2B
Kuroda P

Tuesday night's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Hiroki Kuroda Seeks Fourth Straight Win As Dodgers Host Padres

Hiroki Kuroda has allowed two total runs in three starts against San Diego this season.

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