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L.A. looks to dynamic duo to keep home-field edge

A half-game up on the Mets, Dodgers turn to Greinke, Kershaw

LOS ANGELES -- A 6-2 win over the Padres, combined with a rainout of the Mets-Nationals game Friday night, left the Dodgers one-half game behind New York for home-field advantage in their upcoming National League Division Series.

The Mets, however, own the head-to-head tiebreaker should the clubs finish the season with the same record.

The Mets and Nationals have a split doubleheader scheduled on Saturday, while the Dodgers send Cy Young candidate Zack Greinke against the Padres and Robbie Erlin. On Sunday, Clayton Kershaw will make an abbreviated start for the Dodgers, with the Padres using all relievers.

Greinke is 1-1 with a 1.26 ERA in four starts against San Diego this year and Kershaw has no decisions with a 2.84 ERA in two starts.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for
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