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Dodgers welcome hot Brewers team to town

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The only thing standing in the way of the Dodgers and the All-Star break is a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers are in last place in the National League Central but come into town on a bit of a hot streak. The Brewers were a season-low 20 games under .500 at 28-48 on June 27, but have won nine of their last 11 games. They had an eight-game winning streak before dropping two of three to the Braves in their last series.

The Dodgers have a well-rested bullpen after back-to-back gems by Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, but will still look for Mike Bolsinger to turn thing around.

Bolsinger has averaged just 4.73 innings per start over his last five outings, never lasting past 5⅓ innings in any one start during that span. Though one potential deep start was cut short thanks to bad oysters limiting him to four innings on June 29 in Arizona despite just 48 pitches and no runs allowed.

Jimmy Nelson comes to town in a three-game winning streak, though the Brewers starter has failed to last six innings in his last two starts and in four of his last five. He has six quality starts in 17 starts this season.

Bolsinger has four quality starts in his 12 starts this season.

Milwaukee has scored 54 runs in eight games so far in July, an average of 6.75 runs per game. The key culprits have been Gerardo Parra, 14-for-35 with three home runs (.452/.514/.806); Adam Lind, 10-for-30 with four home runs and eight walks (.333/.474/.733); Carlos Gomez, 8-for-27 with three home runs (.296/.387/.667); and Jean Segura, 12-for-28 with two walks (.429/.484/.429).

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA