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Game Preview: Dodgers Look For Series Win Against Diamondbacks

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Jul 12, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ross Stripling (68) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks

Time: 6:40 PM PT

Venue: Chase Field

Arizona Record: 80-78

Los Angeles Record: 88-70

How are the Dodgers Doing?

The Dodgers snapped their three-game winning streak after Kenta Maeda allowed a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. Walker Buehler allowed two runs over six innings and Cody Bellinger hit his 24th home run of the year.

Why is this Game Important?

With the Rockies winning on Tuesday, the Dodgers lead is cut back down to 0.5 games. Both teams are tied in the loss column. For the second wild-card spot, the Rockies trail the Cardinals by 0.5 games.

Pitching Matchup

Ross Stripling (8-5, 2.84 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (14-11, 3.21 ERA)

In each of his three starts this month, Ross Stripling has thrown just 3.1 innings. He has lost his last two outing for the Dodgers and has an ERA of 5.76 since July 23. Stripling will face an Arizona ballclub that he has not seen since the beginning of May.

Zack Greinke will make start number 33 of the season. His numbers have declined of late, posting a 4.64 ERA over his last five starts. Since joining the Diamondbacks, Greinke is 4-5 with a 4.35 ERA against the Dodgers.

Matchup of the Day

Justin Turner vs Zack Greinke

Justin Turner has hit Greinke well in his career with a .360 average in 25 at-bats against his former teammate. Turner has been the most consistent Dodger hitter over the past month, batting…

Vegas Odds

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Predicted Score

Dodgers: 2.9

Diamondbacks: 2.1

Moneyline Consensus

Los Angeles: -125

Diamondbacks: +105

FiveThirtyEight

Los Angeles: 52% chance of winning

Diamondbacks: 48% chance of winning

Fun Fact

Max Scherzer reached the 300 strikeout total for the Nationals on Tuesday, being the first NL pitcher to reach that mark since Clayton Kershaw in 2015.

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Written by Arthur Cribbs

Arthur Cribbs is a journalism student at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is a lifelong Dodgers fan and when he is not at school, he resides in Los Angeles.

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