The Arizona Diamondbacks (52-51) and Los Angeles Dodgers (56-48) will continue a three-game National League West series on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 ET
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona pulled within 3.5 games of Los Angeles in the NL West standings with last night’s 7-2 victory, as the club grabbed a 3-0 first-inning lead and never looked back. “You always want to get on top, these guys have been on a roll, so you want to jump on top of them,” commented Dodgers manager Kirk Gibson. The Diamondbacks received a huge contribution from its new addition Chris Johnson, as the former Houston Astros third baseman hit a crucial three-run homer. Arizona is 8-11 as a road underdog of +100 to +125, with the “under” going 12-6 in that situation.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (11-6, 3.11 ERA) had a personal two-game win streak snapped in a 3-1 home loss to the New York Mets in his last outing, allowing three runs and nine hits over 5.1 frames. The left-hander is 4-3 with a 3.54 ERA in nine road appearances (eight starts), issuing 10 walks and striking out 38 batters in 53.1 frames. In three career appearances (two starts) versus the Dodgers, Miley has compiled a 1-1 record and 4.40 ERA.
Los Angeles just couldn’t get the big hit after returning home from sweeping three games from the San Francisco Giants, going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. “I thought it was one of those games that was a little bit dangerous for us,” commented Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. The Dodgers are now 4-6 against the Diamondbacks this season, including a 1-2 mark at this ballpark. Los Angeles is 6-6 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the “over” going 7-5 in that situation.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (10-6, 3.13 ERA) has lost three of his last four starts, including a 7-4 road setback to the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing six runs and 11 hits over 4.1 frames. The left-hander is 5-2 with a 1.64 ERA in 10 home outings, issuing 17 walks and striking out 60 batters in 65.2 frames. In nine career games (eight starts) versus the Diamondbacks, Capuano has registered a 2-5 record and 4.31 ERA, including a 7-1 setback on the road on July 8.
Sports bettors will likely play the total in this affair, with the OVER going 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings in Los Angeles
Pick: Over 7
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