The Los Angeles Dodgers are in search of their fourth straight win and sixth win in their last seven games as they battle the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the second game of a three-game weekend series. Saturday's contest marks Ted Lilly's return to Chicago, where he won 47 games in just under four seasons as a Cub. Ryan Dempster gets the start for the Cubs.
The Dodgers won the opener of the series on Friday afternoon in a rout, a 12-2 thumping during which Dodger batters saw a remarkable 230 pitches. Juan Uribe homered and drove in four runs, and Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 19 games. They will have their work cut out for them today, however, as Ryan Dempster has not allowed an earned run in any of his last three starts against the Dodgers.
Ted Lilly got his first win of the season in his last start, pitching seven scoreless innings against Atlanta on Monday. Dodger starting pitchers have pitched six straight quality starts, and during that span have averaged over 7.5 innings per start with a collective 1.39 ERA. Today's early 10:05 a.m. PDT start will be televised on KCAL.
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