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