Dodgers vs. Blue Jays: Road field advantage?

Stephen Dunn

The Dodgers are 21-5 since June 22, and the improvement away from home should be attributed.

There's no better place than home, yet the Dodgers are getting very comfortable beyond the confines of Chavez Ravine. The boys in blue have won eight straight road contests, one shy of the franchise best since moving to Southern California. In 1963, 1970, 1977 and 2004, the Dodgers strung together nine successive road victories. Meanwhile, outside of Los Angeles, the 2013 ball club has clawed its way back .500 at 24-24.

Chris Capuano will attempt to match history with another road win. The recent performances by Capuano epitomize the Dodgers season, featuring great moments and disastrous moments. After providing consistent production in 2012, the current Capuano resembles a roller coaster. Capuano hasn't allowed any runs in three of his previous five starts, but gave up five runs in the other two outings.

Above the border, the Toronto Blue Jays are searching for their first triumph since the All-Star break. Todd Redmond gets the nod for the Blue Jays, and stands in at 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA. The 6'3", 215-pound right-hander sports a mere six appearances, and normally comes out of the bullpen.

Asking Redmond to stop the hottest team in the National League could be overwhelming. However, the task may be slightly easier because Matt Kemp will sit out.

At the start of Tuesday's action, the Dodgers are in sole possession of first place in the NL West for the first time since April 2.

Game info

Time: 4:07 p.m.

TV: KCAL

MLB Gameday

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