Los Angeles (4-3) at San Diego (4-3)

Mostly Cloudy Currently: San Diego, CA
Temp: 57° F
  • Game info: 10:05 pm EDT Wed Apr 14, 2004
  • TV: ESPN2, Ch4
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be happy they don’t have to face Adam Eaton any more as they continue a three-game series with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Eaton has dominated the Dodgers in each of his first two starts this season, including Tuesday’s 8-3 victory in the series opener.

“You always have questions on how they are going to approach the game the second time,” Eaton said. “You have to make them adjust to you. Right now, it seems I’m a little ahead of them with the adjustments that I’m making. As long as I keep throwing the ball like I am, I feel that I can get a lot of guys out.”

Los Angeles, which has dropped two straight games, has been riding the hot bat of catcher Paul Lo Duca. Lo Duca has hit safely in all seven games this season, including an RBI single in the second inning Tuesday.

San Diego broke Tuesday’s game open in the fourth inning, scoring six runs.

“The big inning did it for us,” Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. “We had a lot of good at-bats in that inning.”

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