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Dodgers look for more home success

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers go for a third straight win and an eighth straight home win when they host the Rockies on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

The club has won 15 of its last 18 home games, and while the offense has improved at Dodger Stadium (outscoring opponents 79-45 in those 18 games) the home offense still trails the Dodgers' production on the road in 2016. So far this season the club is hitting .229/.304/.384 at home while averaging 3.79 runs per game, compared to .244/.316/.387 and 4.53 runs per game on the road.

Corey Seager has been the Dodgers' best hitter this season, so it's no surprise he has been best at home, too. But he has been better overall at Dodger Stadium, hitting .312/.362/.624, with 12 of his 17 home runs in Los Angeles.

Only six times in the first 54 years of Dodger Stadium has someone hit 20 home runs here in a season, the last by Andre Ethier (22) in 2009. Gary Sheffield (2000) and Adrian Beltre (2004) share the record with 23 home runs at Dodger Stadium in a season. Seager, in his rookie season, is on pace for 25.

Trayce Thompson has also excelled at home this season, hitting .271/.358/.563 with eight home runs in 109 plate appearances, including two walk-off shots.

Yasmani Grandal has also done well, hitting .231/.327/.484 with six home runs and five doubles. On the road Grandal is 11-for-85 with one home run, hitting .129/.257/.200.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA