A 5-3 loss on Thursday was the Dodgers second straight defeat to New York and the first time since late July, against Washington, that they lost consecutive games. Clayton Kershaw did give the Dodgers something to smile about when he rejoined the rotation from a back ailment, his first outing since Aug. 4.
Dustin May (1-1, 1.64 earned-run average) will make his third appearance since recovering from Tommy John surgery. He will face Yu Darvish (11-7, 3.41) who pitched for the Dodgers in 2017.
San Diego completed a three-game sweep of San Francisco on Wednesday, but the Padres are still a distant second behind the Dodgers in the National League West.
The Dodgers are 50 games over .500 (90-40, .692) while San Diego has a record of 73-59, .553, 18 games out of first place.
How to watch the Dodgers vs. Padres series
Where: Dodger Stadium
Radio: AM 570 (KLAC), 1020 (KTNQ) Spanish