Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-27)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Clayton Kershaw (5-1) (1.50) vs. Taylor Clarke (1-0) (2.96)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +230 / Los Angeles Dodgers -270 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Chase Field on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to build on a 10-9 win over the D-Backs from Tuesday. Gavin Lux led the way, going 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs and five RBIs while Edwin Rios had a double and two RBIs. Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor each had an RBI as well while A.J. Pollock, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Austin Barnes all had base hits as well to finish off the offense for the Dodgers in the win. Walker Buehler gave up two runs on four hits while striking out a pair over 2.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision while Kenley Jansen got the win in relief to improve to 3-0 this year. Clayton Kershaw will start here and is 5-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. In his career, Kershaw is 18-10 with a 2.69 ERA and 242 strikeouts against Arizona.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to rebound after falling short in their comeback attempts on Tuesday. Christian Walker led the way with a home run as well as three RBIs while Kole Calhoun and David Peralta each. Had two RBIs with Calhoun adding a homer as well. Daulton Varsho had a solo homer and Ketel Marte added an RBI to finish off the scoring for the D-Backs while Josh Rojas and Eduardo Escobar each had two hits with Escobar adding a double. Tim Locastro added a base hit as well to finish off Arizona’s offense as a team in defeat. Like Weaver allowed two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Yoan Lopez took the loss in relief, falling to 0-1 on the year as a result. Taylor Clarke will start here and is 1-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. In his career, Clarke is 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 12 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 40-15 in their last 55 games overall and 35-16 in their last 51 road games while the over is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games as a road favorite. Arizona is 4-17 in their last 21 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 home games while the under is 13-5 in their last 18 games within the division. Los Angeles is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money is really tempting with Arizona at home, especially with how the D-Backs battled on Tuesday. However, Kershaw is looking like Vintage Kershaw, with two runs allowed across his last four starts and it’s just wild watching him mow batters down left and right. Clarke’s a solid part of Arizona’s rotation but he’s had issues against the Dodgers in his career and I just don’t want to step in front of L.A. right now. Give me the Dodgers on the run line here.