Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners
Time: 1:10 PM PT
Venue: Safeco Field
Seattle Record: 71-53
Los Angeles Record: 66-58
How are the Dodgers Doing?
The Dodgers spent most of their night trailing 4-1, before Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy each hit solo shot late in the game. The game went into extras before the Mariners won on a walk-off balk in the 10th inning.
Why is this Game Important?
With the Rockies winning and the Diamondbacks losing Saturday, the Dodgers are fighting to stay in the NL West race. They trail Arizona by two games in the division. After Sunday’s game, they head back home to play a red hot St. Louis ballclub. The Cardinals have won 14 of their last 17 games.
Clayton Kershaw (5-5, 2.47 ERA) vs Roenis Elias (2-0, 2.88 ERA)
Clayton Kershaw will get another crack at winning his 150th career game. He should have reached that feat in his last start, where he allowing just one run in eight innings against the Giants. Kershaw won his lone start at Safeco Field in 2012.
Roenis Elias returns from the DL after missing the last three weeks to a left tricep strain. He has made just one start, compared to 12 relief appearances this year. He has not thrown more than four innings in any appearance this year but has not allowed a home run all season.
Matchup of the Day
Brian Dozier vs Roenis Elias
Brian Dozier has experienced success against Elias in the past, reaching base five times in eight plate appearances against the Mariners’ pitcher. He has a double and a home run against Elias. In this series, Dozier has reached base in each of the first two games of this series.
Dodgers: 59% chance of winning
Mariners: 41% chance of winning
Roenis Elias posted a 7.37 ERA as a teenager in his two seasons as a professional in Cuba.
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