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Dodgers need better results from the start in Coors finale

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

If the Dodgers are to avoid a series sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies, it might behoove them to do some damage against the Colorado starting pitcher, something that has eluded them in their last three trips to Denver.

Rockies starting pitchers in the Dodgers’ last eight games at Coors Field have a 1.93 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 20 walks in 46⅔ innings. That includes two total runs against Kyle Freeland and Jon Gray in the first two games of this series.

Colorado has won six of those eight games.

Up next on the mound for the Rockies is Tyler Anderson, who has two quality starts in two outings against the Dodgers at home, allowing two total runs in 13⅓ innings in two wins.

In those last three Dodgers’ series in Colorado, Rockies relievers have a 4.62 ERA in 25⅓ innings.

The fewest runs scored by the Dodgers in a three-game series at Coors Field is eight, from May 27-29, 2003. With just three total runs on Friday and Saturday, that mark is in jeopardy. The futility record was in peril the last time the Dodgers were in Coors Field, too, last Aug. 29-31, with just three total runs through the seventh inning of the third game of the series, but seven runs over the final two innings pulled out an improbable win while also avoiding the dubious scoring mark.

Game info

Time: 12:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA, KTLA