Dodgers Vs. Padres: Game Preview, Starting Lineups

The Dodgers look to open their season with two straight wins on Friday night as they battle the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers, facing Cory Luebke for the Padres.

Billingsley made his major league debut at Petco Park on June 15, 2006, and in 11 career starts in San Diego is 4-4 with a 2.65 ERA. But he has lost his last two starts at Petco Park, thanks in part to the Dodgers scoring zero runs in those games.

Luebke ssigned a three-year, $12 million contract extension this offseason with two option years that could cover one season of free agency. In parts of two seasons with the Padres, Luebke has 172 strikeouts in 157 major league innings.

Here are the lineups for Friday night. James Loney sits against the left-hander, and Andre Ethier moves to fifth instead of cleanup:

Dodgers (1-0)

Gordon SS
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Rivera 1B
Ethier RF
Hairston LF
Uribe 3B
Ellis C
Billingsley P

Padres (0-1)

Maybin CF
Venable RF
Headley 3B
Guzman LF
Alonso 1B
Hundley C
Hudson 2B
Bartlett SS
Luebke P

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

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