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Dodgers look for more getaway day success in finale with Diamondbacks

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For the most part in 2016, the Dodgers have been a happy travel party and look to continue their final-game success against the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field in Phoenix.

The Dodgers are 14-6 on getaway days this season, either the final game in a road series or the final game of a homestand, and have won their last five such games.

I didn't count the May 17 game against the Angels even though that was technically the final game of a homestand, because the club's next two games were still home adjacent in Anaheim. But if we do count that game, it was a win, which would make the Dodgers' getaway day record even better.

The lineup on Sunday has a bit of a different look, with Adrian Gonzalez getting a day off against left-hander Robbie RayScott Van Slyke gets the start at first base, with newly called up Zach Walters making his first Dodgers start in right field, one of six positions at which he started in Triple-A this season.

Chris Taylor gets the call at second base, and Yasiel Puig starts in center for the 59th time in his career but the first time since Sept. 28, 2014.

Arizona roster move

The Diamondbacks made a roster move before the series finale, placing catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Arizona called up utility man Mike Freeman from Triple-A Reno. The 28-year-old Freeman, who hit .317/.387/.411, will make his major league debut after seven years and 2,950 minor league plate appearances, starting in right field on Sunday.

Game info

Time: 1:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA