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Dodgers Go For Second Straight Sweep

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Matt Kemp is one walk-off home run shy of tying his outfield mate for a major league record.
Matt Kemp is one walk-off home run shy of tying his outfield mate for a major league record.

As the Dodgers go for their sixth straight win and second straight sweep Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, here are some pregame notes:

Matt Kemp's three walk-off home runs this season -- April 17 against the Cardinals, April 21 against the Braves, and Saturday against the Rockies -- are one shy of the major league record for one season, held by Andre Ethier (2009), Roy Sievers (1957), and Jimmie Foxx (1940).

The Dodgers have won eight of their last nine home series against the Rockies, and are 18-8 against Colorado at Dodger Stadium since the beginning of 2009.

Today is the last game the Dodgers will face the Rockies this season, and you can bet Dodger pitchers aren't sorry to see the Rockies' two best hitters go. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .446/.508/.696 with five doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI in 14 games against L.A. this season, while Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .377/.429/.754 with eight doubles, six home runs, and 19 RBI in 17 games.

Jhoulys Chacin has allowed three runs (one earned run) in three starts against the Dodgers this season.

Nathan Eovaldi has never allowed a run at Dodger Stadium*

The Dodgers, who have outscored St. Louis and Colorado by a combined 37-14 in their five straight wins this week, have had at least one 6-0 week (Monday to Sunday) in each of the last three years:

  • May 10-16, 2010: outscored Arizona and San Diego 35-13
  • April 13-19, 2009: outscored San Francisco and Colorado 50-17
  • September 1-7, 2008: outscored San Diego and Arizona 38-15

Game Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*in six innings