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Dodgers try to avoid Coors futility mark in nightcap

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6 left-handers and a switch-hitter in Game 2 lineup vs. RHP Jeff Hoffman

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies - Game One
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The Dodgers try to avoid their second sweep at the hands of the Rockies in their last four trips to Denver, with the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Coors Field.

Colorado swept the Dodgers last year from Sept. 25-27, and won the final four games against the Dodgers at home. With the Rockies’ win in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the Dodgers are now 3-5 at Coors Field in 2016, and have lost nine of their last 12 games in Colorado.

The Dodgers haven’t lost six games in Denver in one season since 2012.

They weren’t shut out at Coors since 2012 either, but that changed with the 7-0 loss earlier on Wednesday.

The Dodgers are in dire need of runs for many reasons on Wednesday night, especially with the divisional lead down to one game over the Giants in the National League West after San Francisco beat Arizona at home on Wednesday afternoon.

The offense has been lacking for LA of late, with just 10 runs in their last seven games. And with just one run in the first two games at Coors Field of all places, the Dodgers need an offensive outburst just to avoid their worst scoring series ever in Denver.

The fewest runs the Dodgers have scored in a three-game series is eight, from May 27-29, 2003, arguably the worst-hitting Dodgers team of all-time. The fewest runs in a two-game series for the Dodgers in Denver was five runs from April 5-6, 2011, an average of 2.5 runs per game.

The Dodgers are 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the series.