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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/9/13

Arizona Diamondbacks (71-69) at Los Angeles Dodgers (83-58)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Randall Delgado (R) (4-5) (3.575) vs. Ricky Nolasco (R) (12-9) (3.256)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Arizona Diamondbacks +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS_Arizona, FS-Prime Ticket

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks face-off on Monday at Dodger Stadium as they open their series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have run have run away with the NL West and they are just counting down the games until they clinch, but they come into this one losers of four games in a row. The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 43-28 at home this season, and they have an 11 game lead in the NL West. As a team, the Dodgers are hitting .267, with Yasiel Puig hitting .344, Hanley Ramirez hitting .339, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .291. For Monday’s game, the Dodgers start Ricky Nolasco, who is 12-9 with a 3.26 ERA this season and 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 9/9/13

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The Arizona Diamondbacks led the NL West for the early part of the season, but were unable to hold off the Dodgers when they got rolling and they don’t look like they have a shot of making the postseason. The Diamondbacks are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 32-39 on the road this season, and they are 11 games back in the NL West. As a team, the D-Backs are hitting .258, with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .293, Martin Prado hitting .284, and Gerrardo Parra hitting .268. For Monday’s game, the Diamondbacks start Randall Delgado, who is 4-5 with a 3.69 ERA for the season and 0-1 with a 3.15 ERA in his last three starts.

Los Angeles is 21-7 in their last 28 games as a home favorite, 12-5 in their last 17 games following a loss, and 8-1 in Nolasco’s last nine starts. Arizona is 8-19 in their last 27 road games against a right-handed starter, 2-5 in their last seven game one of a series, and 8-2 in Delgado’s last 10 starts. Arizona is 5-1 in their last six meetings in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers had a rough end to their road trip, but look for them to get back on track in this one, despite the cross country flight after a night game.

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