The Dodgers close out their series against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. It is more than just getaway day; it is also the final game of a 10-game road trip, and the last day of 20 straight days with a game.
Wednesday also is the 80th game of the season, one shy of the true halfway point of the season, and will balance the Dodgers schedule to date. The club is 27-13 at home so far this season, and 17-22 on the road.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in the rubber game of a three-game series this season, including 2-1 on the road.
The Dodgers are 8-3 against Arizona this season, and have scored six or more runs seven times, including each of the first two games of this series.
Brett Anderson and his MLB-best 68.7-percent ground ball rate gets the start in the series finale, facing a team in the Diamondbacks that has the fifth-highest ground ball rate (48.1 percent) in the majors.
Anderson has faced Arizona three times already this season, with three no-decisions, allowing seven runs in 17 innings, with 11 strikeouts and two walks.
Robbie Ray has a 1.98 ERA in six starts this season, with 28 strikeouts and nine walks in 36⅓ innings, but he is 2-3 thanks to just 18 runs scored by the Diamondbacks in his starts, including two or fewer runs four times.
The Dodgers are 6-8 against southpaw starters this season, but have won their last two such games.
Arizona is 8-10 against left-handed starting pitchers this season.
The Dodgers are 12-7 on getaway day this season.
Time: 6:40 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA