Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet for a game three rubber match in the series in Los Angeles. The Dodgers are -120 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Los Angeles Dodgers got the win in game one against Arizona on Friday but were on the wrong end of the scoreboard in Saturday’s game. On Saturday Matt Kemp hit his 26th home run, Tony Gwynn had two hits, and Aaron Miles had a hit and scored a run as the Dodgers scored four runs off of eight hits. On the mound starter Chad Billingslley allowed seven hits and six earned runs while striking out four over 5.2 innings of work to take his ninth loss of the season. For Sunday’s series finale Los Angeles starts Rubby De La Rosa who won for the first time since June 12th of this year in his last start. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 49 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 54 in 56.2 innings of work.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are just three games back in the National League West as they try and catch the San Francisco Giants. On Saturday Jay Upton and Ryan Roberts had two hits each and Brandon Allen had a hit and scored twice as the Diamondbacks scored six runs off of 11 hits. On the mound Micah Owings allowed six hits and four earned runs while striking out two to earn his fifth win of the year while J.J. Putz picked up his 23rd save of the season. For Sunday’s rubber match Arizona starts Joe Saunders who has won four of his last five decisions. For the season Saunders has allowed 127 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 74 in 134 innings of work.
Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, 2-5 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 in De La Rosa’s last seven starts. Arizona is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog, 5-2 in their last seven games overall, and 4-1 in Saunders’ last five road starts.
We should see plenty of hitting in ths one and I’m not sure why the total is set so low but I’ll take the easy money with the over 7.5.