The Dodgers return home after their four-game losing streak to face their closest pursuer with a three-game series against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers hold an 11-game lead with 20 games to play and a magic number of 10, and they play Arizona seven times in the next 11 days. Here is a look at the schedule and pitching matchups for the three games at Dodger Stadium.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Prime Ticket)
Ricky Nolasco has pitched five straight quality starts and has yet to allow more than three runs in any of his 11 starts as a Dodger. He is 6-0 with a 1.83 ERA in his last 17 starts. Randall Delgado has four quality starts in his last five outings and has lasted at least six innings in seven of his last eight starts. But he has also allowed three or more runs in six of his last seven starts, with a 4.70 ERA since the beginning of August.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (KCAL)
Edinson Volquez struggled mightily in his first start with the Dodgers, but since the beginning of 2012 is 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA in five starts against Arizona, with 28 strikeouts and 13 walks in 32⅔ innings. Trevor Cahill since returning from the disabled list is 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA in five starts, including allowing six total runs over his last four starts. Cahill has allowed two runs in 14⅓ innings in two starts against the Dodgers this season, both Diamondbacks wins.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (Prime Ticket, ESPN)
Since his last start was Aug. 30 against the Padres, Hyun-jin Ryu will start the series finale against Arizona on 11 days rest. Ryu is 8-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 14 starts with extra rest this season, and is 7-2 with a 2.07 ERA at home. Patrick Corbin has lost three straight starts and since the beginning of August is 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in seven starts.