Vin Scully expected back Sunday

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is expected to return to the booth in time for Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres after missing the previous five games -- including Saturday night's game with the Padres -- because of a minor illness.

Scully, who has been recuperating from a cold, is feeling better and likely would have returned to the booth on Saturday if not for the forecast calling for inclement weather, a team spokesman said.

Scully, 84, who was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, is in his 63rd season calling Dodgers games. Earlier this week, he missed calling the team's home opener for the first time in 35 years and just the second time in his career.