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Dodgers try to extend home winning streak with Rockies in town

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Don't look now, but the Dodgers are winning at home again. They try to keep up that trend in welcoming the Rockies to town for a three-game series beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers have won their last seven home games, dating back to May 17, their longest since an eight-game streak from Apr. 8-27, 2015. Before that, the Dodgers were just 9-12 at Dodger Stadium this season, getting outscored at home 70-69.

The home win streak started against the Angels, then ballooned thanks to sweeps of the lowly Reds and Braves, but in the last seven home games the Dodgers have outscored their opponents 37-12.

Colorado comes to Los Angeles having not won a series at Dodger Stadium since April 25-27, 2014. The Dodgers are 4-0-1 in series at home against Colorado since, winning 13 of those 16 games.

The Rockies have also lost 13 of their last 18 games overall heading into Monday night.

Mike Bolsinger gets the call for the Dodgers, looking to complete six innings for the first time this season. When non-Kershaw Dodgers starters last six innings this season, the club is 14-8, and 6-18 when they don't.

Bolsinger, who has allowed one home run in each of his three starts this season, will have to contend with a red-hot Carlos Gonzalez, who hit two home runs on Sunday night in San Diego and has eight home runs in his last 10 games.

Over his last 13 games, the Rockies right fielder is hitting .442/.491/.981 with 16 RBI and 14 runs scored.

Former El Toro High School star Nolan Arenado also homered on Sunday, and has four homers in his last six games. On the season the Rockies third baseman is hitting .291/.367/.601 and leads the National League in RBI (47) and runs scored (43) while tied for the major league lead in home runs (18).

Arenado has three home runs in 23 career games at Dodger Stadium, hitting .236/.292/.371 in Los Angeles.

Tyler Chatwood has lasted six innings in nine of his 11 starts this season, though one of those ones he didn't was last Wednesday against the Reds in Colorado, allowing five runs in 5⅔ innings.

Chatwood has allowed three total runs in five road starts in 2016. He has a 1.44 ERA in four career starts at Dodger Stadium, with 18 strikeouts and seven walks in 25 innings, but he hasn't pitched here since 2013.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA