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Preview: Dodgers (10-12) at Diamondbacks (14-9)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Chase Field
Date: April 21, 2017 9:40 PM EDT
  

PHOENIX -- If it seems as if the Diamondbacks and Dodgers play every weekend, well, two out of three is pretty close.

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After splitting a four-game wraparound series in Los Angeles that concluded Monday, the teams will meet again in Chase Field in a three-game series that begins Friday, when right-hander Taijuan Walker will oppose Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood.

Walker, 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA, beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles in his most recent outing, giving up three hits and striking out seven in a 3-1 victory Sunday. Walker helped himself with a single in a two-run third inning that broke a scoreless tie, giving him the margin he needed.

Arizona (10-7) will return home after an up-and-down 4-6 road trip. The Diamondbacks lost four of the first five before rebounding to capture the final two games in Los Angeles and the first game in San Diego.

But an Arizona offense that led the majors with 78 runs after 15 games had only one in the final two games in San Diego. The Diamondbacks had nine hits but were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position in a 4-1 loss Thursday.

"It was a tough night offensively," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "Credit their pitchers the last two nights. It was a decent road trip. I thought we played pretty good. They did a good job of grinding and battling and putting us in a position to win some games, and we did."

Wood will make his second start of the season, his first outing since picking up a victory over Arizona last Saturday when he threw 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief in an 8-4 victory after taking over from starter Kenta Maeda, who is scheduled to pitch the second game of the series Saturday.

Wood, who has given up one earned run in nine innings this season, has had success against Arizona both with Atlanta and the Dodgers. Wood gave up one run and five hits in seven innings in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on April 13, 2016 his last start against them last year. He is 3-3 with a 3.06 ERA in his career appearances, five starts, against them. Arizona is hitting .220 against him.

Despite their .500 record, the Dodgers (8-8) lead the National League with a plus-22 run differential.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, slashing .360/.448/.520, is second in the NL with eight doubles. He was given a day off Wednesday after being hit in the hand by a pitch Tuesday, although he stayed in that game.

With an RBI in Clayton Kershaw's 4-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager became the sixth NL player since 1920 with 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBIs, 50 doubles and 30 homers in his first 200 games. Others on the list are Chuck Klein, Johnny Frederick, Orlando Cepeda, Albert Pujols and David Wright. Fredrick played for Brooklyn from 1929-34.

Since the teams last played, the Dodgers have placed left-hander Rich Hill (blister) and second baseman Logan Forsythe (toe) on the disabled list.

Arizona third baseman and cleanup hitter Jake Lamb has reached base in a career-high 15 straight games after going 1-for-4 at San Diego on Thursday night. Lamb is hitting .321 during the streak.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Dodgers at Diamondbacks
Fri, Apr 21 Final 5 to 13
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 2
Dodgers at Diamondbacks
Sat, Apr 22 Final 5 to 11
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
Dodgers at Diamondbacks
Sun, Apr 23 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores  •  Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -140   +115   9.5 
 ARI  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -141   +105   9.5 
 ARI  +131   -125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  46%   28%   86% 
 ARI  54%   72%   14% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 17, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI « 4 Cover: +150 
 LAD 2 Under: 6 
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 Apr 16, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI « 3 Cover: +170 
 LAD 1 Under: 4 
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 Apr 15, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 4 Over: 12 
 LAD « 8 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 14, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 1 Over: 8 
 LAD « 7 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 24, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 6 Over: 19 
 LAD « 13 Cover: +100 
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 Sep 18, 2016  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 9 Over: 19 
 ARI « 10 Cover: +115 
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 Sep 17, 2016  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD « 6 Cover: +100 
 ARI 2 Under: 8 
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 Sep 16, 2016  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD « 3 Cover: +100 
 ARI 2 Under: 5 
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 Sep 15, 2016  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 3 Push: 10 
 ARI « 7 Cover: +190 
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 Sep 7, 2016  Score  ATS Results 
 ARI 1 Under: 4 
 LAD « 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Friday, Apr 21
 
  •  Red Sox at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Braves at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Yankees at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Nationals at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
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7:10 PM EDT
  •  Astros at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Royals at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
  •  Indians at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Cardinals at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Tigers at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Giants at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
  •  Dodgers at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
  •  Blue Jays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
  •  Mariners at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
  •  Marlins at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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