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Matt Kemp Has Enjoyed Diamondbacks Pitching This Season

In their penultimate game of the season, Jamey Carroll takes the managerial reins, as the Dodgers and Diamondbacks do battle at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers have hit 18 home runs against Arizona this season in 16 games, and Matt Kemp has seven of them. Kemp, who has homered in each of his last three games, is hitting .313/.365/.672 with 17 runs and 15 RBI in 16 games against the Diamondbacks this season.

On the other end of the spectrum, A.J. Ellis, who has reached base 27 times in his last 49 plate appearances, has just one hit and three walks in 19 PA against Arizona this season.

Chad Billingsley is coming off a career-high-tying 13 strikeouts against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, and in his last three starts against Arizona has been great: 21 innings, six runs (2.57 ERA), two walks, and 32 strikeouts.

Billingsley's mound opponent Sunday was Joe Saunders, who allowed two runs in five innings, walking two while striking out six. Saunders gets the start again today.

Gerardo Parra, who started in right field last night for the Diamondbacks, is 0-for-14 this season at Dodger Stadium.

Game Time:  7:10 p.m.

TV:  Prime Ticket

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