Andre Ethier will try to extend his hitting streak to 29 games Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers look for their second straight home win against the Chicago Cubs. Chad Billingsley will start for the Dodgers, making his third start at Dodger Stadium this season. Ryan Dempster, who lost to the Dodgers on April 23, takes the hill for Chicago.
Ethier has the third-longest hitting streak in the 128-year history of the Dodgers, and is one game away from tying Zack Wheat for second-longest. Wheat hit in 29 straight games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1916. Ethier has seven hits in 20 at-bats in his career off Dempster, including four doubles and a home run.
Billingsley beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 22, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. The Dodgers hammered Dempster for three home runs the next day, but later lost the game as the Cubs rallied for five runs in the eighth inning.
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