The Dodgers are back home for the next eight days, with 10 days of sleeping in their own beds counting the two games next week in Anaheim. The homestand opens with an NLDS rematch against the Braves at Dodger Stadium.
The sweep of San Francisco gave the Dodgers their eighth three-game winning streak of the season, but the team has yet to win four straight games in 2014. But the Dodgers aren't the only team on a three-game winning streak entering play on Tuesday. The Braves beat the Padres in the final three games of their series in Atlanta and are in second place in the National League East, a half-game behind the Nationals.
Josh Beckett makes his second start since returning from the disabled list, and is pitching on Tuesday on six days rest for the second time this season. Beckett on six days rest on May 2 in Miami allowed four runs in 6⅔ innings in a loss to the Marlins, but also walked one and matched his season high with eight strikeouts.
Old friend Aaron Harang gets the start in the opener for Atlanta. He has thrown six straight quality starts, 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings during that span, with 21 strikeouts and 14 walks.
The Dodgers are 12-5 in their last 17 home games and have won four of their last five series at Dodger Stadium.
This could be a big week for Dee Gordon if he gets on base. The Braves have Evan Gattis behind the plate and have allowed 62 steals, tied for seventh most in the National League, throwing out 20 runners for a 75.6 percent success rate. The Cubs follow and have allowed 81 steals, second in the NL, and have caught only 15, an 84.4 percent success rate against.
Yasiel Puig in his career against the Braves, including the playoffs is 16-for-33 (.485) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in eight games.
Puig is 0-for-5 in stolen base attempts at home this season, and 7-for-9 on the road.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, MLB network