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Major League Baseball
Preview
Colorado at LA Dodgers
When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

Everything is coming up roses for the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers, who have won nine straight games and 15 of their last 16 heading into their series finale against the visiting Colorado Rockies on Sunday. The Dodgers also appear to have avoided a major injury to star shortstop Corey Seager, who was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring but could return in as soon as 3-4 days.

Seager exited Friday’s game with the injury and sat out Saturday’s 4-0 victory as Clayton Kershaw tossed six strong innings to help the Dodgers become the first National League team to reach the 50-win mark. Joc Pederson added a solo home for Los Angeles, which has outscored its opponents 67-22 during its winning streak and has homered in 16 straight contests. The Dodgers have taken a 2 1/2-game lead over Arizona and moved 3 1/2 ahead of a Colorado team that has lost four straight and scored one run over its last two. Carlos Gonzalez, batting .221 with six home runs and 20 RBIs, has missed the Rockies' last two contests with a sore right shoulder but could be available to pinch-hit on Sunday.


TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Rocky Mountain (Colorado), SportsNet LA (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies LH Tyler Anderson (3-5, 5.75 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.87)

Anderson is rejoining the rotation after missing three weeks with left knee inflammation as the Rockies look to throw another left-hander against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old made a rare relief appearance on Thursday, allowing one hit with a walk and three strikeouts in one inning against Arizona. Justin Turner is 8-for-15 with a home run versus Anderson, who is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA in six career starts against the Dodgers, including 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA in three outings this season.

McCarthy earned his first victory since May 27 on Tuesday, allowing four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings against the New York Mets. The 33-year-old has yielded two runs or fewer in 10 of his 12 starts this season, including six consecutive outings. DJ LeMahieu is 6-for-12 against McCarthy, who posted a 2.70 ERA in three starts versus Colorado last year and owns a 2-3 record and 4.57 ERA in eight career outings against the Rockies.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Dodgers have hit 38 homers in their last 16 games.

2. Colorado OF Ian Desmond is hitless in his last 18 at-bats.

3. Los Angeles is 42-11 in its last 53 home games dating back to Sept. 3, 2016.

PREDICTION: Dodgers 8, Rockies 4
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Colorado 47-30 L4 22-15 25-15 4-4 13-7 25-15 5-4
LA Dodgers 50-26 W9 31-10 19-16 11-3 19-6 18-16 2-1
Last Meeting
Colorado LA Dodgers
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
6/24/17 COL 0 LAD 4 .156 0 .369 .207 1 .790
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Colorado D. LeMahieu .375 15 .894
LA Dodgers J. Turner .333 13 .845
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Colorado N. Arenado 4 9 10
LA Dodgers C. Seager 2 7 8
Pitching ERA Avg K
Colorado 4.69 .234 95
LA Dodgers 3.32 .275 110
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Colorado C. Blackmon .326 100 .979
LA Dodgers C. Seager .298 79 .908
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Colorado M. Reynolds 18 41 56
LA Dodgers C. Bellinger 22 42 51
Pitching ERA Avg K
Colorado 4.38 .271 608
LA Dodgers 3.28 .255 722