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Hyun-jin Ryu is on a hot streak

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The Dodgers get yet another early look at the Giants, beginning a four-game series on Friday night at AT&T Park between a pair of teams under .500 in the National League West.

After this four-game weekend series the Dodgers will have played the Giants 10 times in their first 27 games, but then won’t see them again until June 15, after a span of 40 games without their division rivals.

Hyun-jin Ryu starts the opener, looking to continue his resurgence. The left-hander has allowed two runs on six hits and four walks total in his last three starts, while striking out 25.

He has eight or more strikeouts in three straight starts for the first time in his career. He had one other string of three consecutive starts with seven or more strikeouts, but that was back in 2014.

Ryu hasn’t yet faced the Giants this season, but allowed just two runs in 15⅓ innings in three starts against San Francisco last year.

Derek Holland struck out eight and allowed two runs in six innings in his only home start this season, on Apr. 9 against Arizona. He has a 5.74 ERA in three road starts, including a loss to the Dodgers on March 31, when he allowed five runs (three earned) in five innings.

No team has scored less often this season than the Giants, at 3.17 runs per game. But then again the Marlins offense wasn’t so hot either and they just took two of three against the Dodgers.

San Francisco does have more home runs (25) than Los Angeles (22), but the Dodgers average well over a run per game more (4.52).

In their six meetings this season the Dodgers have held the Giants to zero or one run five times and allowed nine total runs, but the two teams have split so far.

Game info

Time: 7:15 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA