Last week's blockbuster trade isn't working out according to plan for the Los Angeles Dodgers just yet.
Josh Beckett will try to begin changing that.
Beckett makes his second start for the Dodgers as he attempts to help them avoid their longest losing streak to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Los Angeles (70-63) has dropped five of seven since acquiring Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto in a blockbuster deal with Boston. The Dodgers inherited around 275 million in salary with hopes the deal will result in their first World Series title since 1988.
Gonzalez is hitting .207 with one homer and six RBIs, Punto is 2 for 10 and Crawford won't play after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Los Angeles is still chasing San Francisco for the NL West lead, trailing by 4 12 games and is also 1 12 games behind St. Louis for the league's second wild card.
"We still have a chance to control our own destiny if we can play really well down the stretch," manager Don...