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Dodgers Vs. Padres: Starting Lineups, Casey Blake Placed On Disabled List, Russ Mitchell Recalled

The Los Angeles Dodgers open a six-game homestand Friday night with the San Diego Padres. They will be without their third basemen, as Casey Blake has been placed on the disabled list. Blake experienced swelling in his left elbow while the Dodgers were in Florida, then was admitted to a hospital after the elbow became infected. The Dodgers have called up Russ Mitchell from Triple A Albuquerque to take Blake's spot on the roster.

Here are tonight's lineups, which feature James Loney sitting against the left-handed Clayton Richard, and Jerry Sands playing his first major league game at first base.

Padres (9-16)

Maybin CF
Bartlett SS
Ludwick LF
Cantu 1B
Denorfia RF
Hudson 2B
Headley 3B
Hundley C
Richard P

Dodgers (13-13)

Carroll SS
Sands 1B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Uribe 3B
Thames LF
Barajas C
Miles 2B
Lilly P

Tonight's 7:10 p.m. game will be on Prime Ticket.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.