In the first of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-60) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (58-78) at Dodger Stadium, Kenta Maeda (13-8, 3.38 ERA) and Zack Greinke (12-4, 4.17 ERA) get the start. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 5 and will air on FSAZ and SNLA.
In his last start, Maeda pitched 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out six and walking one in an 8-1 loss to the Rockies. The Diamondbacks were victorious the last time Greinke pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, giving up two, striking out one and walking two in a 4-3 victory over the Giants. Jake Lamb (.260, 70 Rs, 27 HRs, 83 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs.
The Dodgers are 31-25 against their divisional rivals, while the Diamondbacks are 24-33 against their division.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 12-26 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 11-56. The Dodgers have a 15-42 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, Los Angeles ranks 16th with 162 homers and Arizona is 19th with 151.
Ranking 26th, Arizona is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 384 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 447.
The Dodgers are 59-30 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 48-42 when they hit at least one homer.