After a 4-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers look to complete the three-game sweep in a second consecutive series.
The Dodgers have the perfect opportunity to do so with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the series finale. The left-hander is 5-2 with a 1.58 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 62.2 innings over 10 career home starts against Colorado. Kershaw has also held the Rockies to just a .195 batting average while pitching at home.
Kershaw last faced the Rockies on June 8 when the Dodgers’ ace threw a three-hit game, striking out nine in a rain-shortened complete game. That performance led to a 6-1 Dodgers’ victory. The Dodgers won two out of three on the road against the Rockies in that three-game series earlier this month.
The Rockies hand the ball to Jorge De La Rosa, who is 6-5 with a 4.12 ERA this season. De La Rosa will look for payback as he suffered a loss in the June 8 game against the Dodgers as the left-hander gave up five runs to go with eight strikeouts in 5.1 innings. He had won his previous three starts against Los Angeles, posting a 2.25 ERA and holding the Dodgers to just one run in seven innings of work in a 6-1 Rockies’ victory at Chavez Ravine on April 27.
The Dodgers have been surging of late, winning four of its last five contests. The Dodgers enter tonight’s game trailing the San Francisco Giants by four games in the NL West standings. A win against the Rockies will give the Dodgers three consecutive wins, which ties their longest winning streak of the season.
CF: Van Slyke
P: De La Rosa
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