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Dodgers go for 2nd straight win vs. Reds

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers go for a second straight win on Saturday night when they host the Reds in the third game of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Carl Crawford gets the start against left-handed starter David Holmberg for Cincinnati, with Scott Van Slyke under the weather.

Crawford is 9-for-18 (.500) with two doubles and a home run in his last 10 games.

"He's starting to look like himself again," manager Don Mattingly said.

Only 11 of his 84 plate appearances this season are against southpaws, and Crawford is 2-for-11 (.182) against them, with two strikeouts.

Andre Ethier sits on Saturday but has an active streak of four straight games with an extra-base hit, one shy of his career high (set both in 2006 and 2009). What has made the streak extra impressive is that in two of the four games Ethier didn't start, but doubled as a pinch hitter.

Brett Anderson gets the start for the Dodgers, coming off allowing a season-high seven runs in five innings, and issuing more walks (three) than strikeouts (one) for just the second time in 22 starts this season.

Old friend Ivan De Jesus gets the start in left field for the Reds, one of five different positions he has started for Cincinnati this season. De Jesus has started eight games at second base, five games at shortstop, three games at third base, once at first base. This is his fifth start in left field.

Holmberg has allowed exactly two runs and walked exactly three batters in each of his three starts this season for the Reds.

Game info

Time: 6:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA