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Preview: Dodgers (10-7) at Marlins (7-10)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Marlins Park
Date: August 20, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

Suddenly, the Los Angeles Dodgers are staring at the possibility of a three-game losing streak.

Facing Jacob Turner at Marlins Park may not help.

The Dodgers look to avoid their longest slide in over two months by dealing Turner his first home loss Tuesday night against the NL-worst Miami Marlins.

As recently as Saturday, Los Angeles (72-52) was riding the hottest stretch in baseball since the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals, winning 42 of 50 games to go from the NL West basement to first place.

The Dodgers, though, had their 10-game win streak snapped Sunday at Philadelphia before falling 6-2 on Monday in the opener of this four-game series.

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They haven't dropped three straight since June 8-10, and will need to show improvement at the plate if they're going to avoid a similar fate.

Los Angeles was held to four hits in the first six innings by All-Star Jose Fernandez on Monday and went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position overall.

"We didn't play bad," manager Don Mattingly said. "We didn't make any errors. We didn't get a whole lot of hits. We just got beat. At some point you have to say you got beat."

Another challenge awaits as Mattingly's club faces Turner (3-4, 2.89 ERA) for the first time.

The 22-year-old right-hander is looking to continue his dominance at Marlins Park, where he's 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA over his last eight starts dating to last season. That's a stunning contrast to the road, where he's 0-7 with a 3.57 ERA in 12 career games.

Those problems continued Wednesday, when he walked a career-high six with no strikeouts while allowing two runs - one earned - in five innings before Miami rallied for a 5-2 win at Kansas City.

The Dodgers are scheduled to counter with Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.66), who's 2-0 with a 3.82 ERA over his last six starts - all Dodgers wins. However, he's been reached for 10 runs over 9 1-3 innings in his last two only to have his offense bail him out with 12 total runs.

In the four games prior to those outings, the veteran left-hander had a 1.90 ERA, and pitched into the seventh inning three times.

Capuano, who turned 35 Monday, should be happy to see the Marlins, a team he's beaten in each of the last two meetings while allowing one run with 17 strikeouts in 14 1-3 innings. He won 5-0 in his only visit to Marlins Park on Aug. 12, 2012.

Yasiel Puig is 0 for 9 in the past two games and 3 for 23 over his last five, dropping his average from .373 to .351.

Juan Uribe may be back in the lineup after getting half of the Dodgers' six hits Monday. The third baseman is 16 for 31 (.516) in his last 10 games, and owns a .517 average over his past 13 meetings with the Marlins.

Miami's Giancarlo Stanton has homered in two of the last three games, hitting the sculpture in center field Monday. He's gone deep in four straight games against the Dodgers, but is 2 for 14 with no homers versus Capuano.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Dodgers at Marlins
Mon, Aug 19 Final 2 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Dodgers at Marlins
Tue, Aug 20 Final 6 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Dodgers at Marlins
Wed, Aug 21 Final 4 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Dodgers at Marlins
Thu, Aug 22 Final 6 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -126   +130   7.5 
 MIA  +116   -150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -140   +120   7.5 
 MIA  +130   -140   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  74%   57%   57% 
 MIA  26%   43%   43% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 2 Over: 8 
 MIA 6 Cover: +107 
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 May 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 3 Over: 8 
 LAD 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 1 Over: 8 
 LAD 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 5 Cover: +130 
 LAD 4 Over: 9 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Tuesday, Aug 20
 
    Blue Jays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cubs
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    White Sox at Royals
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    Cardinals at Brewers
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    Indians at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
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    Pirates at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Giants
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