McGriff, who has 35 RBIs and leads the Dodgers with 10 homers, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained abductor muscle in his groin. The move came just five days after McGriff was activated from the DL with the same injury.
The five-time All-Star had never been on the DL in 16 previous seasons.
The Dodgers have lost 11 of their last l3 games, including Sunday’s 2-1 home setback to Arizona.
Los Angeles’s only run came on an RBI grounder by Ron Coomer. The Dodgers have scored three runs or fewer in 11 of their last 13 games.
Paul Lo Duca, who was named to his first All-Star Game on Sunday, went 1-for-2 with two walks. He is the only Dodger regular hitting over .300.
Despite dropping their weekend series against the visiting San Francisco Giants with Sunday’s 3-2 loss, the Padres have won six of their last eight.
Rondell White, who was also picked for his first All-Star team Sunday, went 1-for-4 with an RBI. He has four homers and 11 RBIs over his last seven games.
The Padres have won seven of 10 meetings against the Dodgers this season, including a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium last week.
STANDINGS: Dodgers - 3rd place, 6 1/2 GB, NL West. Padres - 5th place, 22 GB, NL West.
DODGERS PROBABLE STARTER: Andy Ashby (2-4, 4.64 ERA). Ashby is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA over his last three starts. The 35-year-old right-hander gave up two earned runs and six hits over six innings Tuesday, but the Dodgers suffered a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Padres. Ashby, who pitched for the Padres from 1993-’99, is 0-3 with a 5.91 ERA in nine games, including five starts, against his former club.
PADRES PROBABLE STARTER: Oliver Perez (2-3, 5.61 ERA). The Padres have won each Perez’s last four starts, including Tuesday’s outing against Ashby and the Dodgers. Perez didn’t figure in the decision for the third straight start, giving up two earned runs and three hits over 6 2-3 innings. The 21-year-old left-hander also struck out eight. In two career starts against Los Angeles, Perez is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA.
OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Dodgers - Lo Duca, .305 avg.; McGriff, 10 HRs; Shawn Green, 41 RBIs and 38 runs; Dave Roberts, 24 SBs. Padres - Mark Loretta, .303 avg.; Ryan Klesko, 18 HRs and 51 RBIs; Xavier Nady and White, 39 runs; Ramon Vazquez and Shane Victorino, 7 SBs.
SEASON SERIES: Padres, 7-3.
STREAKS AND NOTES: Dodgers - The Dodgers are last in the NL in runs (288), batting average (.241) and homers (52). … LHP Steve Colyer was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot of 1B McGriff. … RHP Kevin Brown and RHP Eric Gagne were also selected to the NL All-Star squad. It’s the first time the Dodgers have had at least three players in the All-Star Game in consecutive seasons since an 11-year stretch from 1973 through 1983. Padres - 3B Sean Burroughs is batting .364 (12-for-33) in his last 10 games. … The Padres have outscored the Dodgers 44-24 this season. … San Diego has the third-worst ERA in the NL at 5.12. Los Angeles tops the majors with a 2.86 ERA.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Dodgers - 21-19 on the road; Padres - 16-29 at home.
INJURIES: Dodgers - 1B McGriff (groin), 15-day DL; C Todd Hundley (back), 15-day DL; OF Brian Jordan (knee), 15-day DL; OF Roberts (hamstring), 15-day DL; LHP Troy Brohawn (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Darren Dreifort (knee), 60-day DL; LHP Derek Thompson (elbow), 60-day DL. Padres - INF Keith Lockhart (back), 15-day DL; INF Ramon Vazquez (abdomen), 15-day DL; OF Jason Bay (wrist), 15-day DL; RHP Clay Condrey (oblique), 15-day DL; RHP Trevor Hoffman (shoulder), 60-day DL; OF Phil Nevin (shoulder), 60-day DL.