The Los Angeles Dodgers are in search of their third straight win on Friday afternoon as they open a six-game road trip facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Dodgers will send to the mound Chad Billingsley, who struck out 11 while pitching eight scoreless innings against St. Louis last Sunday. The Cubs will counter with Casey Coleman.
The Dodgers have won four of their last five games, thanks largely to Matt Kemp, who has won two games with walk-off, two-run home runs, including one on Thursday against the Braves. In addition, the Dodgers have received superb starting pitching in their last five games, putting up a 1.38 ERA while averaging 7.8 innings per start.
Andre Ethier of the Dodgers has an 18-game hitting streak, the longest in MLB this season. Kemp leads the Dodgers in home runs, runs, RBI, stolen bases, and is hitting .411/.488/.644 through 20 games this season. Today's 11:20 a.m. PDT game will be televised on Prime Ticket. Today is the second of four consecutive day games for the Dodgers.
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