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Dodgers get another chance at a sweep

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers have a chance to sweep in their third straight series on Sunday against the Reds, and a chance to finish off their season series undefeated against Cincinnati.

Weather permitting, of course.

Sunday actually marks the fifth time in the Dodgers’ last seven series that they have a chance to sweep. They finished the job at home against the Cubs and Reds, but lost the final game on the road against the Brewers and Indians.

The Dodgers’ success against the Reds is emblematic of their success against the National League Central. The Dodgers are 18-6 against the Central this season, the best record against that division in baseball.

Kenta Maeda gets the start in the series finale, fresh off his four-inning save against the Reds on June 9.

Bronson Arroyo gets the start for the Reds, sporting a 7.01 ERA and a league-leading 22 home runs in 13 starts.

Side note: the record for fastest to 20 home runs in major league history is 51 games, held by Wally Berger (1930) and Gary Sanchez (2015-16). Sunday will be the 50th game for Cody Bellinger, who has 19 home runs.

Should Mother Nature prevail and wipe away Sunday’s finale, the Reds and Dodgers have two common off days the rest of the season: July 31 and Aug. 28.

Game info

Time: 10:10 a.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA