The Dodgers look for their fourth straight home series win Sunday afternoon as they battle the Diamondbacks. Rookie Rubby De La Rosa gets the start for the Dodgers, while Joe Saunders starts for Arizona. The Dodgers are 3-5 against the Diamonbacks this season.
De La Rosa has pitched very well of late and on the season is 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA. In his last five starts, the rookie has a 2.03 ERA with nine unintentional walks and 27 strikeouts in 31 innings. De La Rosa has also switched numbers, from 50 to 41.
Saunders has lost both of his starts against the Dodgers this season. He allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings at Dodger Stadium on May 13, and allowed four runs in six innings at Chase Field on July 15. Matt Kemp in his career against Saunders is hitting .263/.364/.632 in 22 plate appearances, with two home runs and a double.
Today's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's contest, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.