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Dodgers look for offense to wake up vs. Giants

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The high-powered Dodgers offense is stuck in the mud right now, with the team trying to recover from Tuesday's shutout loss as they face the Giants on Wednesday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

The Dodgers are still at or near the top in most offensive categories this season, first or second in the National League in runs per game (4.89), on-base percentage (.348), slugging percentage (.463), OPS (.813), OPS+ (125), wOBA (.352), wRC+ (124), doubles (78), home runs (54) and walks (155).

But that offense has been neutered so far this season in four games at AT&T Park, scoring six total runs in four losses to the Giants on the road. The Dodgers are hitting .205/.300/.295 this year in San Francisco.

Yasmani Grandal is 0-for-12 at AT&T Park this season. Howie Kendrick is 1-for-14, Jimmy Rollins is 1-for-13, and Justin Turner is 1-for-10.

The club has also scored just two total runs in their last three games, put to sleep by Jorge De La Rosa, Kyle Kendrick and Tim Hudson in successive games, stopped by pitchers who carried ERAs of 9.56, 7.65 and 4.57 into their starts against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are hitting .146/.262/.180 in their last three games.

Tim Lincecum gets the call for the Giants on Wednesday, with a 2.43 ERA. He has allowed five runs in four home starts this season, including just one run in six innings in a win over the Dodgers on April 21.

The Dodgers beat Lincecum six days later with four runs in four innings at Dodger Stadium, chasing him after four innings by running up his pitch count to 76, drawing more walks (three) than strikeouts (two).

Which Lincecum will the Dodgers' see tonight?

Brett Anderson gets the start for the Dodgers, but that hasn't seemed to matter this season in San Francisco. Good starts or bad, it's the Dodgers offense that will decide the Dodgers' fate on Wednesday.

Game info

Time: 7:15 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA