The Dodgers send Zack Greinke to the mound on Thursday night looking for his 15th win of the season in the series opener against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.
Though the Dodgers have faced the Giants in four different series this season this is Greinke's first start as a Dodger against their rivals. But the right-hander enters play Thursday night looking for to win his seventh straight decision.
Greinke is 6-0 with a 1.45 ERA in his last seven starts and 11-1 with a 2.13 ERA in his last 15 starts. He has allowed just 15 runs in his last 12 starts, including more than two runs just once during that span, and more than two walks only twice in those 12 stars.
Matt Cain has had a down season in 2013, including allowing nine runs in 15⅔ innings against the Dodgers. But eight of those runs came in one start, after Cain allowed just one run in 13⅓ innings in his first two starts. He has a 2.71 ERA in 12 career starts at Dodger Stadium, though is just 2-2 with eight no-decisions.
- After opening the season 9-23 against the National League West, the Dodgers have won 21 of their last 27 games against divisional foes.
- With one more win Greinke would join Max Scherzer is the only two starters with 15 or more wins in each of the last three seasons.
Adrian Gonzalez was voted by teammates as the Dodgers candidate for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, which recognizes on-field performance as well as community involvement. Fans can vote for the national winner of the award on the MLB Players Association website, through Sept. 15.
- Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin was honored for "Excellence in Broadcasting" by the National Hispanic Media Coalition on Thursday at the 11th annual Local Impact Awards Luncheon.
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