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Dodgers try for sweep on ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball'

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The Dodgers go for a sweep of the Cardinals on 'Sunday Night Baseball' and look for their first four-game winning streak of the season.

The Dodgers have their first chance to sweep since winning all three games in San Diego at the start of 2016, and can thank the offense for the recent uptick in success.

Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager went deep in Saturday's win, the ninth time the Dodgers have hit two or more home runs in a game. They are 6-3 in those games, and 14-8 this season when they hit at last one home run, but just 6-9 when they keep the ball in the park.

The Dodgers are 13-4 when scoring four or more runs this season, and 7-13 when they don't.

They reached five runs on Saturday, something they have done for three straight games, the first such streak by the Dodgers this season and their longest streak of scoring five or more runs since a seven-game streak from April 12-19, 2015.

But the offense isn't alone. The pitching staff has allowed 17 runs in six games and sports a 2.33 ERA on the homestand, including 3.18 by the starters and 0.00 by the bullpen, the latter in 14⅓ innings.

Alex Wood gets the call in the finale for the Dodgers, having struck out nine in each of his last two home starts. In three starts at Dodger Stadium this season, Wood has allowed four total runs, with a 1.33 ERA  to go with 21 strikeouts and six walks in 20⅓ innings.

Game info

Time: 5:05 p.m.