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Will the Dodgers get to celebrate again tonight?
Will the Dodgers get to celebrate again tonight?

The Dodgers go for the sweep Thursday night as they host the Pirates in the finale of their three-game series at Dodger Stadium. This is the second sweep opportunity for the Dodgers in two series so far, having lost Sunday in San Diego. Last season, the Dodgers were just 4-9 when going for the sweep, including 3-4 at home:

  • April 10 at SD: L, 7-2
  • June 1 vs Atl: L, 3-0
  • June 22 vs. Det: L, 7-5
  • July 10 vs. SD: W, 4-1
  • July 27 vs. Col: L, 3-1
  • August 3 at SD: L, 3-0
  • August 7 at Ari: L, 4-3
  • August 14 vs. Hou: W, 7-0
  • August 24 at StL: W, 9-4
  • August 28 vs. Col: L, 7-6
  • August 31 vs. SD: W, 4-2
  • September 4 at Atl: L, 4-3
  • September 11 at SF: L, 8-1

Starting Lineups

Chris Capuano makes his second start for the Dodgers, and his first start at Dodger Stadium since July 4 last year, when as a Met Capuano got the win after allowing two runs in six innings. Jeff Karstens starts for Pittsburgh.

Pirates Dodgers
RF Tabata SS Gordon
2B Harrison
2B Ellis
CF McCutchen CF Kemp
3B McGehee RF Ethier
LF Navarro LF Rivera
SS Barmes 1B Loney
3B Alvarez
3B Uribe
C McKenry C Ellis
P Karstens P Capuano

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket (from the start, tonight)

MLB Gameday