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Dodgers' offense looks to keep rolling at Chase Field

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The Dodgers try to keep it rolling on offense in the second game of their series against the Diamondbacks, in a venue that has been kind to their bat in recent times.

The Dodgers since the start of the 2015 season have averaged 5.38 runs per game in 13 games at Chase Field, and in their last 28 games in Phoenix, dating back to 2013, have scored six or more runs 17 times, averaging 5.75 runs per game while going 19-9 in Arizona during that span.

Saturday is the Dodgers' 162nd game at Chase Field. They are 86-75 there so far.

Chris Taylor was the main culprit on Friday with his three extra-base hits and six RBI, but the 13-run, 18-hit outburst was also fueled by many of the usual suspects of late.

Yasiel Puig was 3-for-6 with three RBI on Friday, and since returning from the disabled list is hitting .333/.423/.470 in 20 games. He also has eight walks in his last 50 plate appearances, dating back to June 30, after just nine walks in his first 226 plate appearances.

Howie Kendrick also had three hits on Friday, and had three hits on Sunday, too, making him the only Dodger with consecutive three-hit games in 2016. Over his last 27 games, dating back to June 13, Kendrick is hitting .337/.396/.511.

Justin Turner reached base four times in the series opener, with a single, walk and hit by pitch to go with his third home run in six games. He's hitting .314/.360/.653 with 11 home runs in his last 32 games, which has seen his slugging percentage rise from .326 after play on June 6 to .456 entering Saturday.

Corey Seager has been the Dodgers' best hitter all season, and he doubled and walked on Friday.

Adrian Gonzalez singled and walked in his six plate appearances, and has reached base by hit or walk in 14 straight starts. Gonzalez is 22-for-51 (.431) in his last 15 games with six doubles, a home run and 11 walks (.531 on-base percentage).

On the mound for the Dodgers on Saturday is Brandon McCarthy, making his third start since getting activated from the disabled list. This is just his second road start since signing with the Dodgers, and his first start at Chase Field since June 21, 2014, when he pitched for the Diamondbacks.

McCarthy has pitched five innings in each of his first two starts back, throwing 72 and 77 pitches, respectively.

Archie Bradley starts for Arizona. He struck out nine Dodgers on June 14 at Chase Field, but they also hit three home runs off of him and scored five runs in 5⅔ innings to hang Bradley with the loss.

Game info

Time: 5:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA