The Los Angeles Dodgers could have the right pitcher on the mound to help them end their longest losing streak since early May.
They'll try to end a four-game slide Monday night at home when they send the surging Ricky Nolasco to face the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Los Angeles (83-59) was swept over the weekend in a three-game series in Cincinnati, although it still leads second-place Arizona (72-70) by a commanding 11 games. The Dodgers, however, have missed a chance to gain ground on NL-leading Atlanta, trailing the Braves by two games in the race for home-field advantage.
This is the club's longest slide since an eight-game skid May 1-10.
Nolasco (12-9, 3.26 ERA) is 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA with the Dodgers, who acquired him from Miami on July 6. He is 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his last nine outings, yielding two runs over six innings in Tuesday's 7-4 victory at Colorado.
"He's been great because he's pitched well pretty much every time out," manager Don Mattingly said. "He's kind of sol...