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Close game? No problem for Jonathan Broxton
Close game? No problem for Jonathan Broxton

The Dodgers are ready to host their freeway series rivals tonight, welcoming the Angels to town for the first of two series this season.  In interleague play, since 1997, the Angels have won 41 of the 74 meetings between the two teams, but the Dodgers are 20-17 at home.  The Dodgers are 8-2 in the first 10 games of their 13-game homestand, and are 23-10 at Dodger Stadium this season.

The starting pitching matchup features two pitchers heading in different directions.  Chad Billingsley has a 5-3 record with a 3.00 ERA in his last nine starts, while Joel Pineiro has allowed 22 runs in 23 innings over his last four starts.

Jonathan Broxton is tied for the MLB lead in one-run saves this season, as measured by when the closer entered the game, per Stats, LLC:

Most One-Run Saves 2010
Closer Team Saves
Broxton LA 8
Capps Was 8
Rauch Min 7
Bell SD 7

Game Time: 7:10 p.m

TV:  Prime Ticket

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