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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.

Apr 7 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (35) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the second inning at PETCO Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 7 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (35) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the second inning at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Dodgers open a brief two-game series on Wednesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. Chris Capuano takes the hill, looking for his sixth straight win, and looking to continue an amazing run for the left-hander.

Capuano struggled in his first start, right here at Petco Park in San Diego, allowing four runs in the fifth inning and was removed after 4 2/3 innings. But since then the southpaw has been lights out, allowing six total runs over his last six starts. Capuano is 5-0 for the second time in his career, and leads the Dodgers' staff with a 2.06 ERA.

Clayton Richard gets the start for San Diego. He beat the Dodgers with seven strong innings on April 8 in San Diego, but the Padres have lost all six of his starts since then. The left-hander is 0-5 with a 6.32 ERA in those six starts.

Wednesday's 3:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL. For more Dodgers news and notes, be sure to read True Blue LA.