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Dodgers vs. Mets: Chris Capuano goes for sweep

The Dodgers have fared quite well in 2013 when afforded the opportunity to sweep an opponent. They get another chance on Wednesday night against the Mets.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers go for their eighth straight victory on Wednesday night as they host the Mets in the series finale at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles also goes for a sweep, something they have been quite good at closing out when given the opportunity.

Ten times the Dodgers have had an opportunity to finish off a sweep, including one two-game series and one four-game set. The Dodgers are 8-2 in the final games of those series, including 4-1 at home.

A win on Wednesday would give the Dodgers a homestand sweep (6-0), their first undefeated homestand since April 10-15, 2012, when they won six games against the Pirates and Padres.

The last time the Dodgers had a winning streak this long was when they won nine straight in May 2010.

We have talked so much about the Dodgers' 39-8 run, the best mark in the majors since the 1951 New York Giants. But the Dodgers are also 22-3 since the All-Star break. It matches the best run in franchise history, also accomplished in Brooklyn in 1955 (that team started 22-2), 1953, 1941 and 1899. It is the best 25-game stretch for any major league team this season.

Chris Capuano takes the mound for the Dodgers in the series finale, with his streak of zero or five earned runs at nine consecutive starts. In those nine starts Capuano is 3-2 with a 3.83 ERA, with 32 strikeouts against just five walks in 47 innings. The Dodgers have won seven of the nine games, including each of the last five.

Dillon Gee starts for the Mets on Wednesday. The right-hander has lasted at least 6... innings in each of his last seven starts and in 12 of his last 13 starts. In those 13 starts Gee is 6-2 with a 2.42 ERA with 64 strikeouts and 20 walks.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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