Dodgers Look To Avoid Sweep

Andre Ethier has nearly been a one-man gang against Milwaukee this season, but he'll need help to avoid a sweep.

No matter what happens on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers will end May with a winning record, either 17-11 or 16-12, their fourth straight winning month. That doesn't seem like that big of a deal, except when you consider the Dodgers went seven months prior to that without a winning record, with their 14-14 March/April 2011 serving as the high point during that span.

Chad Billingsley gets the call Thursday as the Dodgers try to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers. But the story just might be the offense that has scored just 16 runs in six games against Milwaukee this season.

Andre Ethier is 11-for-23 (.478) with five doubles and a home run against the Brewers this season, but everyone else is hitting .211/.276/.297, and the Dodgers have lost five of six games to Milwaukee.

Zack Greinke makes his first career start at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. He has allowed 20 runs in 24 1/3 innings in five road starts this season, sporting a 7.03 road ERA despite just one home run allowed with nine walks and 22 strikeouts away from home.

This is the 32nd series all-time between the Dodgers and Brewers, and the Dodgers have never been swept.

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket, MLB Network

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