The Dodgers will continue their 10-game homestand Monday when they welcome the Twins for a three-game set at Dodger Stadium. Even after the split with the Braves over the weekend, the Dodgers have still won 33 of their last 39 games and hold a commanding 10.5-game lead over the Rockies in the NL West.
The Twins are one of seven teams above the .500 mark in the American League, keeping pace with the mediocrity that has bad teams thinking they can make the playoffs. At 49-48, the Twins are only one game out of the second wild card spot and just 2.5-games back of the Indians in the AL Central.
The Twins rank near the bottom of the major leagues in ERA for both starters (4.92) and relievers (4.77) and it figures to not get any better Monday with Bartolo Colon (2-9, 8.19) on the mound. The 44-year-old is having thoughts of retirement after he has surrendered at least five runs in less than six innings in half of his 14 starts in 2017.
The Dodgers will activate Hyun-jin Ryu to make his first start since June 28 when he took a ball off his left foot on a comebacker. The lefty started to settle in before landing on the disabled list, going 2-1 with a 3.64 ERA, walking only eight while striking out 36 in his previous eight games (seven starts).
Interleague play has been a success so far for the Dodgers in 2017. The club has won nine of 12 games, including four of five at home.
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