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Dodgers open road trip vs. Marlins

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Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

The Dodgers open their road trip on Tuesday night against the Marlins in Miami, having lost seven of their last eight games.

Since their no-hitter in Mexico on May 4 the Dodgers have only led at the end of 13 of their 75 innings played. Three different times the Dodgers have lost four straight games this season, but they have yet to lose five straight.

Alex Wood is on the mound Tuesday to try to stop the current skid, and also looking for his first win of the season.

Wood has a 50.4% ground ball rate this season with only three home runs allowed in his eight starts. He has allowed one run in five innings in both of his May starts, but has just a 44% ground ball rate in those games and five walks in 10 innings after three walks in 35 innings in April.

He has not lost a start to the Marlins since 2014, allowing six total runs in his last six starts against them, 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 10 walks in 40⅓ innings during that span.

The Marlins got off to a putrid start of their own, dropping 17 of their first 22 games this season. Then they beat the Dodgers two games in a row at Dodger Stadium to take the series in Los Angeles, and won their next three series as well.

But Miami enters this series struggling as well, with six losses in their last seven games. The Marlins have the distinction of ranking last in the majors in runs scored (3.45 per game), OPS+ (80) and ERA+ (73). They are also last in the National League in runs allowed (5.40), and 27th in MLB.

Wei-Yin Chen missed the first month of the season with a left elbow strain. He won his first start back but has allowed 13 runs, including five home runs in seven innings over his last two starts.

Since Marlins Park opened in 2012 the Dodgers have won four of their six series in Miami, winning 12 of 19 games.

Game info

Time: 4:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA