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San Diego Padres make quick work of Dodgers, Carlos Frias, in 11-3 win
San Diego Padres make quick work of Dodgers, Carlos Frias, in 11-3 win

Mama said there'd be days like this, she just didn't have to play in them. The Dodgers had no such luck, the rules requiring nine innings and all -- even when you trail, 8-0, after the first two. Safe to say, starter Carlos Frias did not have a good outing. The Dodgers tried to put on a good face and sludge through it, finally calling it a day with an 11-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday before what you might tactfully call a subdued Dodger Stadium crowd of 50,182. Frias had done a marvelous job in his first four starts as one of two rotation fill-ins, carrying a 3-1 record and 2.55 earned-run average into Sunday's little affair. But at no time did Frias resemble that...

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