Hot-hitting Trea Turner will be looking to extend his 17-game hitting streak as the Los Angeles Dodgers (-140) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (+120) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The early total has been set at 8.5 runs. The Diamondbacks (69-80) got their first win of the series in Tuesday’s doubleheader. After the Dodgers took the opener 6-5, Arizona bounced back with a 5-2 win in game two, their fourth head-to-head victory in 17 games this season. Drey Jameson went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out seven, to get the win, and Reyes Moronta picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth. Ketel Marte was 1 for 3 with a home run and two runs in the win. Corbin Carroll added a triple and one RBI. Max Muncy went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs for the Dodgers (103-45).
ON THE MOUND
Madison Bumgarner (6-15, 5.01 ERA) is in line to take the mound for Arizona. The southpaw allowed five runs over five innings in his last start, a 12-3 road defeat against the Padres on Friday. He was charged with the loss, yielding eight hits while striking out two. Over two previous starts against the Dodgers this season, Bumgarner has allowed eight earned runs over 11 innings (0-2, 6.55). He has struck out four and walked four. For Los Angeles, right-hander Dustin May (2-2, 1.64 ERA) will toe the rubber. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Diamondbacks. In his last start on Friday, May got the win on the road against the Giants. He threw five scoreless, no-hit innings, striking out four and walking one in the 5-0 victory.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Arizona has averaged only 2.6 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.4, while slashing worse across the board (.186/.214/.299). Against right-handed pitchers like May this season, the D-backs have a .705 OPS. Daulton Varsho is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a .820 OPS in 381 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 4.8 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 5.4 for the season. The Dodgers have a .774 OPS against left-handers in 2022. With a 1.033 OPS over 134 at-bats, Mookie Betts has been their best hitter against left-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Arizona is 30-41 on the road in 2022, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.7 runs. Los Angeles has gone 51-19 at home this season, averaging 5.5 runs per game while surrendering 3.4. Los Angeles is 9-1 in the last 10 games between the NL West rivals at Dodger Stadium with an average scoreline of 6.0-3.6.
The Dodgers lead the NL West by 21 games over the Padres. Their magic number in the division is zero. The Diamondbacks are fourth in the NL West, 34 games behind the Dodgers. They are sixth in the Wild Card race, 12 games out of third.
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Los Angeles Dodgers (-300)
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