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Dodgers try to snap 3-game losing streak vs. A's

Howie Kendrick had two of the Dodgers' three hits on Tuesday night.
Howie Kendrick had two of the Dodgers' three hits on Tuesday night.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will battle the Athletics on Wednesday night, the final game of a two-game set and the final game before Friday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline.

The Dodgers were shutout on Tuesday by Sonny Gray, the eighth time the club has been held scoreless in a game this season.

The Dodgers have scored 10, seven, five and five runs in games immediately after getting shutout this season, but that is counterbalanced by getting shutout three straight games in San Francisco from May 19-21, followed immediately by a two-run outing the next night in San Diego.

At three games, the Dodgers matched their longest losing streak of the year. The club has lost three straight games five times this season, but have yet to see that skid get stretched to four.

In the previous four games after the Dodgers have lost three consecutive times in 2015, the club has won all four games, outscoring opponents a combined 8-1 in those games.

Assuming Mike Bolsinger gets the call for the Dodgers, if Clayton Kershaw is scratched, he will be pitching on six days rest, much like Zack Greinke on Sunday and Brett Anderson on Tuesday. Bolsinger is coming off seven strong innings in a win last week in Atlanta, and over his last five starts is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA with 20 strikeouts and six walks in 26 innings.

Jesse Chavez gets the call for the Athletics. The right-hander has allowed exactly four runs in three of his four July starts, with a nine-strikeout performance over six scoreless innings mixed in. He's 2-6 with a 4.53 ERA on the road this season, compared to 3-4, 2.33 in Oakland. His strikeout (19.3 percent vs. 22.0 percent) and walk (7.4 percent vs. 5.1 percent) rates have both been worse on the road as well.

The Dodgers are 7-5 all-time against the A's in regular season games at Dodger Stadium. This is Oakland's first trip to Los Angeles since 2009. The Dodgers will make a trip to Oakland for two games in three weeks, on Aug. 18-19.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA