The Dodgers finish off their 10-game road trip with a weekend divisional series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, their final chance in 2016 to do something they haven’t done all year -- win a four-game series on the road.
So far this season, the Dodgers have played four road series that were four games. They lost the first three and split one, going 5-11 in those games.
They lost three of four games from Apr. 7-10 at San Francisco, May 30-June 2 in Chicago, and June 24-27 in Pittsburgh, and split four games in Cincinnati from Aug. 19-22.
At home the Dodgers are 2-1-1 in four-game series, and 8-8 in those games.
So far this season the Dodgers are 3-3 at Chase Field, and are 10-5 against the Diamondbacks overall. The two teams met last week at Dodger Stadium, a three-game sweep by the Dodgers. This is their last meeting of the season, as the Dodgers have only games against the National League West remaining.
The Dodgers are 20-13 in Arizona since the start of the 2013 season.
Rich Hill starts for the Dodgers, having yet to allow a run in any of his three Dodgers starts. Since 1913, there are only four pitchers to start their Dodgers seasons with a longer streak of consecutive scoreless innings than Hill’s 19 — Wheezer Dell (1916) 29 innnings, Bob Miller (1963) 21⅔, Joe Moeller (1970) 21⅔ and Jim Gott (1993) 19⅓. Clayton Kershaw started his 2013 season with 19 scoreless innings, equaled by Hill.
Archie Bradley gets the call for the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Since the start of August, the right-hander has an inconvenient 7.11 ERA in eight starts, with 34 strikeouts and 17 walks in 38 innings.
Dodgers batters are hitting .281/.357/.481 with 22 home runs and 37 doubles in 15 games against the D-backs this season, including .273/.360/.463 in Phoenix.
Dodgers pitchers have allowed Arizona batters to hit .214/.268/.345 with 11 home runs and 24 doubles, including .240/.279/.387 at Chase Field.
Dodgers (82-63) at Diamondbacks (61-84)
Time: 6:40 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA