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Alex Wood on the Mound, Gonzalez to Return vs. Padres and More | VIDEO



The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a heartbreaking loss in San Diego, which snapped a 4-game skid for the Padres. Pitcher Alex Wood will be on the mound for the Dodgers, and Adrian Gonzalez (lower back tightness) is expected to be back in the starting lineup after missing four games.

Howie Kendrick filled in once again for Gonzo at first base, but Manager Dave Roberts tells L.A. Times writer Bill Shaikin he expects Gonzo in the starting lineup vs. the Padres on Saturday. AGon missed four straight games for the first time since 2006.

Wood (1-3, 4.17 ERA) has struggled on the road and in his last four starts has posted a 2.59 ERA. He will face off against Padres pitcher Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.55). The Dodgers have lost five of their last six games to fall under .500, yet still hold on to second place in the NL West behind the San Francisco Giants.

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The Dodgers are coming off a 7-6 loss, after Padres Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run walk-off home run.

The Dodgers comeback fell short despite Yasiel Puig hitting his 5th home run of the season,

Corey Seager’s RBI Double, which extended his hitting streak to 11 games, and Justin Turner hitting his second home run of the year.

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