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Dodgers vs. Cubs series snapshot: LA edition

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The Dodgers and Cubs meet for a second time this season, this time in Los Angeles. Here is a brief overview of both first-place teams heading into their three-game weekend series at Dodger Stadium.

Teams: Dodgers (71-56) vs. Cubs (81-45)

Split records: Dodgers 40-25 at home, Cubs 36-26 on road

Run differential: Dodgers +69 (4th in NL), Cubs +217 (1st in NL)

Runs scored: Dodgers 4.54 per game (6th), Cubs 5.13 (2nd)

OPS+: Dodgers 98 (4th), Cubs 108 (1st)

wRC+: Dodgers 99 (t-3rd), Cubs 108 (1st)

Runs allowed: Dodgers 4.00 (4th), Cubs 3.41 (1st)

ERA+: Dodgers 105 (5th), Cubs 129 (1st)

Last 10 games: Dodgers 6-4, Cubs 8-2

2016 head-to-head record: 3-1 Cubs

2015 head-to-head: 4-3 Dodgers (2-1 in LA)

Cubs SB Nation site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Series Schedule

Pitching matchups

Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT: Bud Norris vs. LHP Mike Montgomery (SportsNet LA)
Saturday, 1:05 p.m.: TBA vs. Jason Hammel (SportsNet LA, FS1)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: TBD vs. LHP Jon Lester (SportsNet LA, TBS)