The Dodgers this season have had three opportunities to complete a three-game series sweep, and all three times have finished the job, with wins over the Phillies, Pirates and Cubs. All of those opportunities have come at home, where the Dodgers are 24-10 this season.
That home record is second in baseball, behind only the Diamondbacks, who are 25-9 in Arizona.
Hyun-jin Ryu gets the start on Sunday, looking for continued improvement after his longest start of the season, a seven-inning affair in a loss Monday night to Washington. Ryu has looked more and more like his former self over the last month or so, posting a 2.82 ERA in his last four outings, with 13 strikeouts and only three walks in 22⅓ innings, and a 54.8% ground ball rate.
Tim Adleman gets the start in the series finale for the Reds, looking for his fourth straight quality start. The Reds need some length from a starter after watching their bullpen throw 10⅔ innings in the first two games of the series.
Adleman in those last three starts has a 1.71 ERA, with 16 strikeouts and six walks in 21 innings.
Cincinnati has lost the first two games of a three-game series four times this season. The staved off a sweep by the Cubs at home on Apr. 23, but in the three road situations the home team was able to finish off the sweep of the Reds — the Brewers on Apr. 26, the Cubs on May 18, and the Blue Jays on May 31.
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