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About Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres are both members of the National League (NL) West Division. Although they may not have an established rivalry, clubs in the same division are inherently more competitive with each other. The club that tops the division is, after all, the one that gets a spot in the playoffs.

The Dodgers and the Padres – Notable Encounters

Wins and losses are a part of competitive sports but in 2006, something very interesting happened in the NL West Division. Both the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers finished that season in first place in their division, tied with identical records. The problem was who would get the coveted playoff spot? In the tie-breaking season series game, San Diego went on to beat Los Angeles and clinched the division. This gave them the playoff spot from the NL West Division. Interestingly enough, the Dodgers were then awarded the wild-card berth which landed them in the playoffs as well!

A History of the Match-ups between the Dodgers and the Padres

Over the years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played against the San Diego Padres on a number of occasions. Here is a summary of Dodgers record against the Padres

Games Played Losses Wins Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
826 383 442 .536 235-181 207-202

In the games they have played against each other, the Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 3,363 runs against the San Diego Padres and allowed 2,957 runs. To date, the two teams have never faced each other in the postseason.

Top Players for the Dodgers and Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had numerous great players over the years including Don Newcombe, one of only two pitchers to win all major awards in the MLB including MVP, the Cy Young Award, and Rookie of the Year. Orel Hershiser, the man who was almost solely responsible for leading the team to the 1988 World Series and Mike Piazza, one of the best hitters in history have also represented the Dodgers. The San Diego Padres have had Ted Williams, the 17 time All-Star, six time batting champion and two time AL MVP on their roster. They also had Adrian Gonzalez, the four time Gold Glove winner, five time All Star and four time Padres MVP.

The Dodgers take on the Padres!

In the upcoming MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the San Diego Padres and fight for the top spot in their division. If you want to see them play live, be sure to check out the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres schedule to see when their games are. Then, take a look at the respective venues seating charts, and secure cheap Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres tickets here.

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