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1B Freddie Freeman got two hits Friday, including his fourth triple of the year that banged off the wall in center field. He did not have more than two triples in any previous season. He has six multi-hit games this month and 31 for the season.

RHP Julio Teheran (9-6, 2.64) will be seeking his first victory against San Diego; he's 0-2 with a 6.39 ERA in two previous starts against the Padres, both last season. Teheran received a no decision in his last start against Miami, despite allowing one run in seven innings with 11 strikeouts.

RHP David Hale pitched two scoreless innings of relief on Friday. Over his last seven appearances, one a start, Hale has a 1.13 ERA, with nine strikeouts in 16 innings.

LHP Alex Wood (7-8) was shaky from the beginning in Friday's start. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth after allowing five runs, four earned, on a season-high 12 hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. It was only the second start in which he allowed five or more runs, the other coming on April 29 when he gave up seven at Miami.

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