May 17, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Aaron Harang (44) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Dodgers Vs. Padres: Aaron Harang Helps Dodgers Salvage Split In San Diego

The Dodgers are 9-9 on the road this season.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Final Score: Aaron Harang Shines In 8-1 Win

Aaron Harang pitched seven scoreless innings and was backed by a 12-hit offensive attack as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night at Petco Park in the finale of a brief two-game series.

Harang allowed just four hits in his seven innings to pick up his third win of the season. Harang walked none and struck out six, and in his last two starts has allowed just one run in 15 innings. Harang even picked up an RBI single at the plate in the seventh inning, snapping an 0-for-42 skid that dated back to last season.

Bobby Abreu tripled, doubled, and scored two runs for the Dodgers, who are 7-2 against the Padres this season. Andre Ethier had two hits and scored two runs himself, and both A.J. Ellis and Tony Gwynn Jr. had two hits and a walk in the win.

The Dodgers improved to 9-9 on the road this season. Friday night they return home, where they are 16-4, to open a three-game weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ted Lilly starts the opener Friday for the Dodgers, facing Lance Lynn for St. Louis.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Starting Lineups: Adam Kennedy Batting 5th

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to salvage a split of their short two-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. The Dodgers are 6-2 against the Padres this season, including 3-2 in San Diego.

Aaron Harang gets the start for the Padres, looking for more of the success he had in his last start against the Padres. Harang struck out 13 Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 13, including a franchise record nine straight strikeouts.

Edinson Volquez, the opening day starter for the Padres, pitches for San Diego for the third time against the Dodgers this season. In his two previous starts against Los Angeles, Volquez allowed seven runs in 10 innings.

Here are Thursday's starting lineups, which include .179-hitting Adam Kennedy batting fifth for the Dodgers.

Padres (14-24)

Venable RF
Maybin CF
Headley 3B
Alonso 1B
Darnell LF
Baker C
Cabrera SS
Amarista 2B
Volquez P

Dodgers (24-13)

Gordon SS
Ellis 2B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Kennedy 3B
Loney 1B
Ellis C
Gwynn CF
Harang P

Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Dodgers news and notes, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Final Score: Chase Headley, Clayton Richard Get Best Of Dodgers

Chase Headley had a solo home run and a two-run double to lead the San Diego Padres over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park, in the first game of a brief two-game series. Clayton Richard pitched seven strong innings for his second win of the season.

The Dodgers scored two quick runs in the first inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Elian Herrera, his first major league hit. Herrera, who made his first major league start on Wednesday, also scored later in the inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

Headley homered in the first inning to cut the lead to 2-1, then hit a two-run double in the sixth to give the Padres the lead. Chris Capuano pitched into the seventh inning, but suffered his first loss of the season. He knew the double to Headley was the turning point in the game.

"I was hoping for a double play there and trying to force contact but guided a changeup a little up in the zone and he was able to hit it to the gap," Capuano said.

Richard allowed just two hits after the first inning, and Padres' pitchers retired 15 Dodgers in a row from the fourth to the ninth inning before Bobby Abreu singled with one out in the final inning. Dale Thayer pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save of the season for the Padres.

"We just didn't do enough to score," manager Don Mattingly said. "You can't expect to win when you basically don't do anything, after the first two hitters until the ninth inning."

Aaron Harang gets the start for the Dodgers on Thursday night as they try to split the series, while Edinson Volquez starts for San Diego.

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Starting Lineups: Several Reserves Starting For L.A.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to beat the San Diego Padres for a seventh time in eight games on Wednesday as the two clubs open a brief two-game series at Petco Park in San Diego. Chris Capuano gets the start for the Dodgers, against fellow left-hander Clayton Richard for San Diego.

The Dodgers opened their season in San Diego on April 5, but only one player from that opening day lineup is starting tonight for the Dodgers, as Andre Ethier is in right field batting cleanup. The Dodgers have three starters (Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera, and Juan Uribe) and their top reserve (Jerry Hairston Jr.) on the disabled list, and manager Don Mattingly is giving a few players a day of rest on Wednesday, and sitting shortstop Dee Gordon against the lefty.

That leads to a lineup like today, with Elian Herrera making his first major league start, batting second and playing second. Here are the lineups for Wednesday's series opener.

Dodgers (24-12)

Gwynn CF
Herrera 2B
Abreu LF
Ethier RF
Sands 1B
Sellers SS
Kennedy 3B
Treanor C
Capuano P

Padres (13-24)

Maybin CF
Denorfia RF
Headley 3B
Guzman 1B
Darnell LF
Hudson 2B
Hundley C
Parrino SS
Richard P

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Dodgers Vs. Padres: Chris Capuano Starts Opener At Petco Park

Chris Capuano has allowed six runs in his last six starts.

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