Dodgers again fail to answer call

L.A. can't deliver in the clutch, continuing a trend in a 4-2 loss to Padres

Updated: September 7, 2010, 3:00 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers finally caught a break on Monday night when San Diego Padres ace Mat Latos had to be scratched from his scheduled start against them because of a stomach illness. But as usually happens these days when opportunity comes knocking, the Dodgers simply turned out the lights and pretended they weren't home.

The result was an all-too-familiar, 4-2 loss to the Padres before 23,574 at Petco Park, a game in which the Dodgers went their standard 1 for 8 with runners ...

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