The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost two straight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and they will look to turn things around with Josh Beckett (5-12, 5.21 ERA) on the hill making his Dodgers Stadium debut. Beckett's first start saw him allow three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking three as the club's offense went silent and the team lost 10-0.
Beckett will face off with Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 2.92 ERA), Arizona's rookie pitching prospect. Skaggs struggled in his second big league start, giving up three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts, two walks and two batters hit.
The Dodgers are 4 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West pennant race, and only 1 1/2 games out of one of the two NL Wild Cards. With a three game series coming up against the Giants, putting together a few wins could put them within striking distance of the division title.
Game Time: 6:10 p.m. PT
Television Coverage: Fox Sports
Streaming Coverage: MLB.tv