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Dodgers vs. Pirates series snapshot

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The Dodgers are in Pittsburgh for a four-game wraparound weekend series against the Pirates, with Los Angeles riding a six-game winning streak and looking to avenge a three-game sweep here in 2015. Here is an overview of these two teams, each trying to reach the playoffs for a fourth straight season in 2016.

Teams: Dodgers (41-33) vs. Pirates (34-39)

Split records: Dodgers on road (18-18), Pirates at home (19-18)

Run differential: Dodgers (+48, fifth in NL), Pirates (-25, 10th in NL)

Runs scored: Dodgers 4.18 per game (10th), Pirates 4.55 (fifth)

OPS+: Dodgers 90 (11th), Pirates 103 (third)

wRC+: Dodgers 90 (11th), Pirates 106 (third)

Runs allowed: Dodgers 3.53 (third), Pirates 4.89 (12th)

ERA+: Dodgers 117 (fourth), Pirates 87 (13th)

Last 10 games: Dodgers 8-2, Pirates 2-8

2016 head-to-head record: first meeting

2015 head-to-head: 5-1 Pit (sweep at PNC, including a nightmare Sunday)

Pirates SB Nation site: Bucs Dugout

Series Schedule

Pitching probables

Thursday, 4:05 p.m. PT: Nick Tepesch vs. Jameson Taillon (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Saturday, 4:15 p.m.: Kenta Maeda vs. LHP Jeff Locke (Fox)
Sunday, 5:08 p.m.: Clayton Kershaw vs. TBD (ESPN)
Monday, 9:35 a.m.: Scott Kazmir vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)