A day after dropping their series opener to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-0, the Los Angeles Dodgers will look to rebound tonight in game two of the four-game series, and in doing so, snap an eight-game losing streak to their NL West rivals.
Since acquiring Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox, the Dogers have gone 2-4 and dropped to 4-1/2 games back of the NL West leading San Francisco Giants. The team has also lost seven of its last 10 games and sits 1-1/2 games out of the final wild card in the National League.
WIth just 30 games left in the season, the Dodgers are looking to snap their recent skid -- and fast.
"It's a loss that we really can't afford," manager Don Mattingly said. "There's guys in that clubhouse I trust are going to get the job done. I continue to believe in these guys."
The matchup on the mound pits Los Angeles's Aaron Harang (9-8, 3.70 ERA) against Arizona's Trevor Cahill (9-11, 3.99 ERA). Game time at Dodger Stadium is set for 7:10 Pacific Time.
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