Los Angeles (30-23) at Arizona (21-35)

  • Game info: 4:35 pm EDT Sun Jun 6, 2004
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The surging Los Angeles Dodgers look to complete a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark.

The Dodgers have won the first two games from the Diamondbacks, giving them a strong start to their nine-game trip. Los Angeles, which has won six of seven overall, posted a 10-3 win over Arizona on Saturday.

With the surge, the Dodgers have reclaimed the top spot in the NL West, which they had briefly lost to the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles holds a one-game lead over San Diego.

One of the main reasons for the Dodgers’ recent success has been its bullpen, which has allowed just one run over 21 1-3 innings in the last seven games. Los Angeles relievers were solid again Saturday, throwing four scoreless innings.

The Diamondbacks are trying to avoid their fifth series sweep of the season. Arizona continues to struggle through a rough season, with losses in 12 of its last 17 games.

One bright spot for the Diamondbacks over the last two weeks has been the play of rookie Scott Hairston, who has been the starting second baseman since Matt Kata was injured in late May.

Hairston was 2-for-5 on Saturday to raise his batting average to .314. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

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13-13 Record 3-7
4.01 ERA 6.04
153 K 57
67 BB 45
1.30 WHIP 1.52