Although they have been lifted by a recent stretch of strong pitching, the New York Mets might have a difficult time continuing that at Dodger Stadium.
The surging Los Angeles Dodgers look to continue their torrid hitting Monday night against right-hander Jenrry Mejia and the Mets.
Mark Ellis had a home run, double and three RBIs as Los Angeles (67-50) increased its NL West lead over Arizona to a season-high 7 1-2 games with Sunday's 8-2 victory over visiting Tampa Bay to complete a three-game sweep and extend its winning streak to five.
''When you rattle off a streak like the one we're on right now, it's probably a little more than luck,'' winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. ''We're a pretty good team right now, and it's a lot of fun coming to the yard every day and winning games. I think the guys in this clubhouse realize that we've got a pretty good opportunity here that we don't want to waste.''
Ellis, who has six hits in his last two games, went 4 for 5 with two homers in...