LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers continue their weekend series against the Marlins on Friday night, looking for more of the same this season at Dodger Stadium.
The club is 14-6 at home this season, tied with the Astros for the second-best home mark in baseball, behind only the Orioles (13-3). The Dodgers have outscored their opponents by 53 runs at Dodger Stadium in just 20 games in 2017, the best run differential at home in the majors.
At 5.65 runs per game, the Dodgers are fifth in the majors in scoring at home, hitting .282/.365/.462 at Dodger Stadium.
They are allowing just 3.00 runs per game at home, best in the majors, holding opponents to just .216/.271/.354.
This follows two seasons that saw the Dodgers win a combined 108 games at home.
Best home record 2015-17
Yasiel Puig has seven of his eight home runs this season at home, and 19 of his 24 RBI, hitting .294/.367/.632 this season at Dodger Stadium. His two-run home run on Thursday in the second inning broke a tie and helped send the Dodgers to the 7-2 win, their fourth straight win at home.
Since joining the Dodgers at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2015, Alex Wood has a 2.00 ERA in 76⅓ innings at Dodger Stadium. This season he is 3-0 at home with 23 strikeouts and three walks, including 11 strikeouts in five scoreless innings against the Pirates last week.
Wood gets the start on Friday for the Dodgers against the Marlins, who will counter with southpaw Justin Nicolino. He was called up last week and allowed one run in six innings on Sunday against the Braves.
The Dodgers have improved against left-handers this month, hitting .264/.353/.439 against them in May, compared to .221/.304/.344 in April.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA