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Dodgers try to build on momentum vs. Reds

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The Dodgers found their way back to .500 with Monday night's win, and look for a third straight win on Tuesday night in the middle game against the Reds at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers have beaten the Reds seven straight times, dating back to 2015, and haven't lost a home series against Cincinnati since 2011. Since the start of the 2006 season, the Dodgers have won two-thirds of their games against the Reds (46-23), including 24-9 (.727) at Dodger Stadium.

Cincinnati has lost their last eight games this season, and have lost 11 of their last 12. The Reds actually started 9-9 this season, but are 6-21 since, the worst record in baseball during that span.

Monday was the Dodgers' second 1-0 win this season, both started and finished by Clayton Kershaw this month. The club record for 1-0 wins in a season, at least dating back to 1913, is seven, done by the 1963 and 1984 squads.

It continued a trend for the Dodgers this season at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers are averaging 3.26 runs per game, including scoring three or fewer runs 16 times in 23 home games. On the road, the Dodgers are averaging 5.23 runs scored per game.

Mike Bolsinger gets the call on Tuesday night for the Dodgers, on five days rest since his start in Anaheim last Wednesday. The right-hander had a 3.27 ERA in nine home starts in 2015 with 48 strikeouts (a 22.5-percent strikeout rate) and 18 walks in 52⅓ innings.

Daniel Wright is making his major league debut for the Reds on Tuesday night. Cincinnati's 10th-round pick in 2013 started the season in the bullpen in Double-A Pensacola, but was promoted this month to Triple-A Louisville's rotation. The righthander had a 0.79 ERA combined in six relief appearances and four starts between the two levels, with 32 strikeouts and five walks in 34 innings.

Wright last pitched eight days ago, pitching his first career complete game in allowing an unearned run with eight strikeouts.

Dating back to 2010, 10 different pitchers have made their major league debut starting against the Dodgers. That group has a 4.58 ERA with 34 strikeouts and 18 walks in 55 innings. Those pitchers are 5-3 and their teams have won six of the 10 games.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA