The Los Angeles Dodgers look to extend their winning streak to four games on Sunday as they go for a three-game sweep of the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Dodgers look to build on their strong offensive showing of the last three games.
After scoring 59 runs in a 26-game span (2.27 runs per contest), the Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last three games, including an 8-5 win on Saturday against the Mets. Juan Uribe shook off his horrific season on Saturday with a home run, a double, two walks, and four RBI in the victory.
Hoping to get some of those runs of support is Nathan Eovaldi, who is 1-6 with a 4.33 ERA. The Dodgers have scored a total of 11 runs in his nine starts, including more than two runs just once.
Jon Niese gets the call on the mound for the Mets, who have seen their starting pitchers - Johan Santana and Miguel Batista - each throw just three innings in the first two games of the series.
The Mets made a roster move after Saturday's game, recalling right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez from Triple A Buffalo.
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has sat the first two games of the series, on Saturday thanks to inflammation in his left knee. But an MRI exam showed nothing further and he is expected to start in the series finale.
The Dodgers and Mets have split six games so far this season, with the Dodgers winning the last three.
Sunday morning's game, the third of a 10-game road trip for the Dodgers, starts at 10:10 a.m. PDT and will be televised by Prime Ticket.
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