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Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers open series with Diamondbacks

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The Dodgers look to continue their success against the Diamondbacks this season with a brief two-game series at Chase Field beginning Tuesday night, the final trip to Phoenix for the Dodgers this season.

The Dodgers have scored 49 runs in their eight road games against Arizona this season, including six games of six or more runs.

Leading the way on offense in road games against Arizona this season is Adrian Gonzalez, 13-for-29 (.448) with two doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI; and Yasiel Puig, hitting .278/.350/.528 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.

In his career at Chase Field, Gonzalez is hitting .342/.412/.658 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI in 63 games.

Gonzalez since the start of 2013 against the Diamondbacks is hitting .405/.482/.672 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 33 games, and his 47 hits are the most by one player during that span against a National League opponent, per STATS LLC.

Gonzalez has been especially on fire of late, hitting .400/.433/.667 over his last 17 games, with seven doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI and eight multi-hit games during that span.

The Dodgers are 6-2 on the road against Arizona this season, including two games in Australia that counted as home games for the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have had more road wins against Arizona in only one season, 2004 (8-2), when the Diamondbacks lost a franchise record 111 games.

This year's Diamondbacks squad is on pace for 94 losses, and seems a lock for 90 losses for the fifth time in franchise history.

Arizona hasn't been any better of late, at 15-20 since the All-Star break, including 7-15 in August. The big blow has been the loss of Paul Goldschmidt for the season with a broken hand. Mark Trumbo has done most of the filling in at first base, but Trumbo has been a shell of his former self since returning from his broken foot in July.

Trumbo in his last 37 games is hitting .248/.316/.323 with one home run, though he has improved in August to .304/.389/.418.

Trevor Cahill is on a rebound of his own, with five straight quality starts and a 3.43 ERA in seven starts since returning from his minor league rebuild. Cahill entered this season 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 10 career starts against the Dodgers, but suffered two losses in the first 15 games of the season, allowing 12 runs in eight innings on his way to getting kicked out of the rotation.

Game info

Time: 6:40 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA