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Dodgers get 3rd try to score against Giants starters

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Both teams have combined for 5 runs in first 2 games of series

San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Dodgers will try for their first run against a Giants starting pitcher in this series with left-handed Matt Moore on the mound on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

The last time Moore faced the Dodgers, he came within one out of a no-hitter until Corey Seager singled in the ninth inning, on Aug. 25.

It has seemed like that the first two nights of this series. The Dodgers had one hit and no runs in seven innings against Madison Bumgarner on Monday night. They managed eight hits against Johnny Cueto on Tuesday in his 5⅓ innings, but again came away with no runs.

The Dodgers offense has taken a downturn in general in September, with three shutout losses in their last 10 games, and averaging just 3.94 runs per game.

This is the fourth time the Dodgers will face Moore this season, and his third 2016 start at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander allowed just one unearned run in 6⅔ innings in his final start for the Rays, on July 27. The Dodgers tagged Moore for seven runs, including two home runs, in 4⅓ innings on May 3 at Tampa Bay.

Dodgers starters have done quite well so far in this series as well, with Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill combining to allow two runs in 11 innings. Yet both saw their nights cut short when they were pinch hit for down 1-0.

Kenta Maeda tries to keep the good pitching going, making his 30th start of the season. He has won both starts against the Giants — April 17 and Aug. 23, both at Dodger Stadium — allowing four runs in 12 innings.

In 15 starts against the National League West, Maeda is 9-3 with a 2.59 ERA, with 95 strikeouts and 18 walks in 87 innings.

Game info

Dodgers (85-66) vs. Giants (80-71)

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, ESPN