Following a successful end to their road trip, the Arizona Diamondbacks get another chance to end their woes at home. A matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers could make that task a difficult one.
Owners of the best record in the majors, the Dodgers will seek a fifth straight win when they visit Chase Field for the first time this season Monday night.
Arizona dropped the opener of its just-completed seven-game trip 3-1 at Los Angeles on May 14, but salvaged a two-game split with the Dodgers the following day. The Diamondbacks (19-23) finished the trip with a 4-3 record after beating Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday, their second shutout of the season.
Neither shutout has come at Chase Field, where their staff has posted a 5.11 ERA. Arizona has dropped 12 of its last 15 at home, allowing opponents to bat .300 and average 5.9 runs in those contests.
That trend doesn't bode well for a matchup with the Dodgers (28-13), who have seen little drop in production despite a spate of injuries that ...