The slumping Dodgers open a six-game road trip on Friday with a three-game weekend series against the Orioles, the Dodgers' first trip to Baltimore since 2002. Here is a look at the pitching matchups and television schedule for the weekend as the Dodgers try to snap a four-game losing streak:
Friday, 4:05 p.m. PT (Prime Ticket)
Hyun-jin Ryu gets the start in the series opener, looking for his fourth quality start in a row. With 20 strikeouts and just three walks, Ryu owns the fifth best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the National League. Starting for Baltimore will be Jason Hammel, part of the Hammel/Hamels duo that are the only two pitchers to allow three home runs to James Loney. Ramon Hernandez has hit .474 (9-for-19) with five doubles and a triple against Hammel, so look for him behind the plate with A.J. Ellis as the designated hitter on Friday.
Saturday, 4:05 p.m. PT (Prime Ticket)
Josh Beckett is coming off his best start as a Dodger, as he allowed just one run in a complete-game 1-0 loss in Arizona on Sunday. Beckett, who called the American League East home for nearly seven years, is 5-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 13 career starts at Camden Yards, with 72 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 87 innings. Wei-Yin Chen put up a 4.00 ERA with nine strikeouts and three walks in 18 innings in three road starts this year, and makes his first home start of the year on Saturday for Baltimore.
Sunday, 10:35 a.m. PT (Prime Ticket, TBS)
Chad Billingsley gets the call in the series finale, making his third start of the year. Jake Arrieta has 14 strikeouts in his 15 innings so far for the Orioles, but has also given up 11 walks and nine runs.