The Dodgers and Cardinals meet in a battle of division leaders this weekend at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Here is a look at the weekend schedule, and the probable starting pitchers for all three games.
Friday, 5:15 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Mike Bolsinger takes his streak of 23 consecutive batters retired into Friday's series opener. He also carries an active streak of 18⅔ consecutive scoreless innings, and has allowed two runs in his four starts as a Dodger. John Lackey has allowed only five runs in 27⅔ innings in four home starts this year, with 23 strikeouts and six walks.
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. (Fox)
Left-handed batters are hitting .386/.438/.545 (17-for-44) against Carlos Frias this season. Michael Wacha is 7-0 with a 1.87 ERA this season and has allowed 14 total runs in nine starts, all Cardinal wins. Wacha has allowed more than two earned runs only once this season, but with 35 strikeouts in 57⅔ innings has a strikeout rate (14.8%) much lower than his previous two years (22.5%).
The game will be broadcast exclusively by Fox, with Joe Buck, Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds and Ken Rosenthal on the call.
Sunday, 11:15 a.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
With a start on the final day of the month, Brett Anderson will make six starts in a single month for the first time since May 2011. Anderson brings a 2.12 ERA and a 77.3% ground ball rate in May into his Sunday start. Carlos Martinez began his month with two starts allowing seven runs in each one, but in his last two starts has allowed no runs in 13⅓ innings.