Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks preview, news & notes

Christian Petersen

Hyun-jin Ryu and Trevor Cahill face off in the opener on Monday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

The Dodgers open what they hope will be a division-clinching four-game series against the Diamondbacks on Monday night in Phoenix. Here's some miscellaneous notes heading into the opener at Chase Field.

The Dodgers are 8-7 against the Diamondbacks, including 4-2 at Chase Field. In their last meeting in Phoenix, July 8-10, the Dodgers swept the three-game series.

Hyun-jin Ryu has 20 quality starts, second on the Dodgers to Clayton Kershaw's 25. Ryu has a quality start in 74.1% (20-of-27) of his outings, also second to Kershaw (25-of-31, 80.6%).

Ryu and Jose Fernandez of the Marlins each have 20 quality starts, the most by a first-year starter in MLB since Brandon Webb had 21 in 2003 for Arizona.

Trevor Cahill had a quality start last Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, and two of his three runs allowed in the no-decision were unearned. It was the ninth quality start for Cahill in 22 starts this season (40.9%).

Adrian Gonzalez has hit .404/.470/.614 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games against the Diamondbacks this season.

Carl Crawford, currently day-to-day with back tightness, is 5-for-42 (.119) this season in 11 games against Arizona.

Dodgers pitchers are 14-for-32 (.438) against the Diamondbacks this season. Ryu is 5-for-8 (.625) with a double and a triple.

Paul Goldschmidt has hit .379/.414/.606 with four home runs against the Dodgers this season, with 16 RBI in 15 games.

Miguel Montero has hit .191/.269/.191 with no extra-base hits in 13 games against the Dodgers in 2013.

Game info

Time: 6:40 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday

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