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Dodgers vs. Rockies game preview: Los Angeles still alive in playoff hunt

The Los Angeles Dodgers face exceptionally long odds in making the 2012 playoffs, but they've won three in a row to keep themselves alive. They look to keep things going in Game 2 of their series against the Colorado Rockies.

Joe Blanton (9-13, 4.86 ERA) will be throwing for Los Angeles, facing off against Tyler Chatwood (5-5, 5.49 ERA) for Colorado. Blanton is 1-4 with a 5.57 ERA in nine starts since his acquisition by the Dodgers, but his only win is against the Rockies. He threw 7⅓ innings on Aug. 29, giving up 10 hits but only three runs in a 10-8 Dodgers win.

The Dodgers have shown some offense in their last-second playoff push. 26th in the league in runs scored, Los Angeles has scored eight runs in each of their last three games. Matt Kemp is 6-for-13 and Adrian Gonzalez is 5-for-13 across that stretch, with both men collecting five RBI.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. PT.

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