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Dodgers will play mostly road games over the next five weeks

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Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Dodgers will put Friday night’s error-filled ninth inning in the rear view when they continue their three-game series with the Angels Saturday. It will be the second game of a stretch where the Dodgers will play 17 of 20 on the road.

They will also play 23 of 33 games away from home over that time, through August 12 when they finish a four-game series in Colorado.

After Saturday, the Dodgers will be the only team in baseball that hasn’t played at least 40 games on the road in 2018. But they’ve played better than they have at home, producing a 21-17 record, winning 13 of the last 17.

In all of major league baseball, the Dodgers rank 3rd on the road in OPS (.782) and runs per game (5.4) without the benefit of a designated hitter. Four of the top 24 MLB hitters by OPS (on-base plus slugging) play for the Dodgers.

2018 Road Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS▼ BAbip Player
Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS▼ BAbip Player
Pederson 112 93 21 30 8 3 7 19 1 1 17 14 0.323 0.429 0.699 1.127 0.315 Pederson
Muncy 105 83 15 23 4 0 7 17 1 0 20 23 0.277 0.419 0.578 0.997 0.296 Muncy
Kemp 127 117 19 41 9 0 7 30 0 0 7 26 0.350 0.386 0.607 0.993 0.395 Kemp
Bellinger 157 136 29 37 7 3 9 24 2 0 20 36 0.272 0.363 0.566 0.929 0.304 Bellinger

After climbing into first place for the first time this season and falling right back into second over the past couple days, this will be an important part of the schedule as the Dodgers attempt to make the postseason for the sixth consecutive year.