The Los Angeles Dodgers look for their second straight sweep and sixth straight win on Sunday afternoon, closing out their season series with the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have hit an offensive stride this week, scoring 35 runs in their last four games, and James Loney and Matt Kemp have led the way.
Loney and Kemp, the Dodgers' second and third hitters after some lineup shuffling by manager Don Mattingly earlier this week, have each homered in the first two games against Colorado. Kemp's home run Friday earned him select company in the 30/30 club, and his home run Saturday won the game in the 11th inning, Kemp's third walk-off home run of the season.
Loney has been red hot dating back to his game last Sunday at Coors Field. Loney has 15 hits in 26 at-bats in his last six games, including three doubles and three home runs. Loney's home run Saturday tied the game in the ninth inning off closer Rafael Betancourt, and continued Loney's tormenting of the Rockies this season. In 17 games against Colorado this season, Loney has six home runs and is hitting .365/.383/.683. In 112 games against everyone else, Loney has two home runs and is hitting .258/.317/.330.
Nathan Eovaldi makes his fifth major league start for the Dodgers, including his second at Dodger Stadium. So far the rookie is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA, with 10 walks and 14 strikeouts in 22 innings. Jhoulys Chacin gets the start for Colorado. He is 2-1 against the Dodgers this season, but has only allowed three runs in three starts, including just one earned run.
The Dodgers are 9-8 against Colorado this season, including 6-2 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have won eight of their last nine home series against the Rockies, and have won 18 of their last 26 meetings in Los Angeles since the beginning of the 2009 season.
Sunday's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.