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  • UPCOMING SCHEDULE

    Date/Time (PT)/Opponent Probable Pitchers TV/Radio

    Sat., July 23 4:15 pm at STL RHP Kenta Maeda (8-7, 3.25) vs. RHP Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) TV: SNLA/SNLA Spanish Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020/KMPC 1540

    Sun., July 24 5:05 pm at STL LHP Scott Kazmir (8-3, 4.30) vs. TBD TV: ESPN Radio: AM 570/KTNQ 1020/KMPC 1540

    LOS ANGELES DODGERS (54-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-44)

    RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.69) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (5-7, 4.45)

    Friday, July 22, 2016 | 7:15 p.m. CT | Busch Stadium | St. Louis, MO

    Game 98 | Road Game 50 (24-25) | Night Game 73 (37-35)

    TV: SNLA/SNLA Spanish | Radio: AM 570 (Eng.)/KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.)/AM 1540 (Kor.)

    SEEING RED: The Dodgers continue their 10-day, nine-game road

    trip (3-3) with the first of three games against the Cardinals in St.

    Louis. Los Angeles opened the trip by losing two of three to the D-

    backs before winning their three-game set in Washington, which

    included yesterday’s 6-3 victory. The Dodgers return home after the St.

    Louis series for a five-game homestand against the Rays (two games)

    and D-backs (three games).

    The Dodgers are 4.0 games behind the Giants in the NL West, and lead the NL Wild Card race, 1.0 game ahead of the

    Marlins.

    A win tonight would move the Dodgers to a season high- tying 12 games over .500 (also: 52-40 on July 15).

    The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 17 games and are 19- 10 since June 17. The club hopes to continue that momentum

    in the second half, where since 2013, the Dodgers own the

    best record in baseball at 129-82 (.611).

    In a historically evenly matched series, Los Angeles holds a 1,020-1,018-15 all-time advantage over the Cardinals in the

    regular season, including a 25-24 mark since the start of the

    2010 season.

    RED HOT: Justin Turner tied career highs with five RBI (also: May

    15, 2011 with the Mets at Houston) and two home runs yesterday

    (fourth time) as he continued his hot streak. With two home runs off

    Stephen Strasburg, Turner became the first Major Leaguer to hit two

    home runs in one game off an undefeated pitcher with double-digit

    wins since June 27, 1986, when the Orioles' Eddie Murray homered

    twice off Boston's Roger Clemens (13-0) in Baltimore. Source: Elias

    Sports Bureau.

    Turner is batting .400 (10-for-25) with a double, four homers and 11 RBI in six games since the All-Star break and is

    hitting .333 (24-for-135) with 24 runs scored, nine doubles,

    13 homers and 35 RBI in his last 35 games since June 10,

    ranking among the NL leaders in most major categories:

    Justin Turner, NL Ranks Since June 10 (w/NL Ranks)

    Home Runs 13 (1st)

    RBI 35 (1st)

    Hits 45 (t-4th)

    Batting Avg. .333 (T-9th)

    Slugging Pct. .689 (3rd)

    Runs 24 (T-8th)

    Source: Stats, LLC

    Turner’s 17 home runs are a career high, surpassing the 16 he hit in 126 games last year.

    Overall, Turner is one of four Dodgers with a batting average above .300 with runners in scoring position (.324, 24-for-74),

    joining Yasiel Puig (.318, 21-for-66), Corey Seager (.304,

    21-for-69) and Adrián González (.301, 25-for-83). THIS IS HOWIE DO IT: Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with a run

    scored yesterday to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, batting .431

    (22-for-51) with six doubles, a homer and six RBI since July 4.

    Kendrick has posted a .403/.479/.581 slashline in 16 July games, going

    25-for-62 with eight doubles, a homer and seven RBI, and leads the

    Majors in batting average and doubles (T-1st) this month:

    MLB July Batting Leaders

    1. Howie Kendrick, LAD .403 (25-for-62) 2. Mookie Betts, BOS .403 3. Joey Votto, CIN .400 4. Andrelton Simmons, LAA .397 5. Josh Donaldson, TOR .390

    The longest hitting streak of Kendrick’s career is 18, set June 20-July 9, 2011.

    After batting just .188 (16-for-85) with one extra-base hit (a double) through his first 27 games of the season, Kendrick

    has hit .311 (61-for-196) with a .380 on-base percentage, 14

    doubles, four homers and 18 RBI in 57 games since May 13.

    STRONG START: Brandon McCarthy has allowed just three runs

    in 16.0 innings (1.69 ERA) and limited opposing hitters to a .148

    batting average (8-for-54) with 22 strikeouts against just four walks in

    three starts (2-0) since returning from the DL on July 3 (Tommy John

    surgery). McCarthy has gone 5-0 in seven starts since joining the

    Dodgers last year and is just the eighth Los Angeles pitcher to win his

    first five decisions with the club. With a win today, he would join

    Kazuhisa Ishii and Fernando Valenzuela as the only pitchers in LA

    history to win their first six decisions as Dodgers:

    Los Angeles Pitchers to Win First 5+ Decisions, Since 1958

    Player Stk Start Date End Date

    Fernando Valenzuela 10 09/30/1980 - 05/14/1981

    Kazuhisa Ishii 6 04/06/2002 - 05/04/2002

    Brandon McCarthy 5 04/08/2015 - current

    Chris Capuano 5 04/12/2012 - 05/11/2012

    Ted Lilly 5 08/03/2010 - 08/24/2010

    Scott Proctor 5 08/09/2007 - 09/18/2008

    Pat Zachry 5 04/13/1983 - 08/30/1983

    Bob Welch 5 06/21/1978 - 08/16/1978

    Source: Stats, LLC

    THE PEN IS MIGHTY: The Dodgers rank second in the Major

    Leagues with a 2.99 bullpen ERA (107 ER/321.2 IP), behind only

    Washington’s 2.88 mark. Los Angeles’ relief corps tops the big leagues

    in opponents’ batting average (.199) and WHIP (1.04).

    Kenley Jansen ranks among the MLB relief leaders in WHIP (0.70, 1st), opponents’ batting average (.154, 5th), ERA (1.30,

    9th) and saves (28, T-4th).

    Joe Blanton ranks among the Major League relief leaders in opponents’ average (.145, 2nd) and WHIP (0.81, 7th).

    Adam Liberatore picked up the win yesterday with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning, extending his Dodger-

    franchise record to 27 consecutive scoreless appearances.

    Since the streak started on May 20, he has tossed 21.2

    scoreless innings and limited opposing hitters to a .101

    batting average (7-for-69) with 28 strikeouts against six

    walks. Overall, Liberatore leads MLB relievers with a 0.56

    ERA, while ranking among the top relievers in opponents’

    batting average (.156, 7th) and WHIP (0.84, 9th).

    TAKE TWO: Corey Seager, who has missed the last three games due

    to a stomach bug, has hit safely in five consecutive games and in 24 of

    his last 26 games (with an at-bat), batting .360 (40-for-111) with 21

    runs, 15 doubles, two homers and seven RBI since June 16.

    Seager is tied for second in the NL with 27 doubles this season, which are also tied with Raul Mondesi for the second

    most doubles by a Los Angeles rookie:

    Doubles Leaders, Los Angeles Rookies Since 1958

    1. Eric Karros, 1992 30 2t. Raul Mondesi, 1994 27

    2t. Corey Seager, 2016 27

    Seager continues to lead the Dodgers in hits, runs and home runs (T-1st), something no Dodger rookie has done since

    Jackie Robinson in 1947.

    Through just 97 team games, with 17 home runs, Seager trails only Hanley Ramirez by two (19, 2013) for the Los Angeles

    single-season home run record by a shortstop.

    BANGED UP: The Dodgers have had 22 players spend time on the

    disabled list this year, tied for the most by a National League club

    (also: 2015 Mets) and for the second most by any team in the last 30

    years since 1987, behind only the 2012 Red Sox (27).

    MATCHUP vs. CARDINALS

    Dodgers: 2nd, NL West (4.0 GB) Cardinals: 2nd, NL Central (6.5 GB)

    All-Time: LA leads, 1,020-1,018-16 (12-23 at Busch Stadium)

    2016: LA leads series, 2-1 (0-0 at Busch Stadium)

    May 13 @LA: W, 8-4 W: Stripling L: Wacha S: Jansen

    May 14 @LA: W, 5-3 W: Kazmir L: Martinez S: Jansen

    May 15 @LA: L, 2-5 W: Leake L: Howell S: Rosenthal

  • Tonight’s starter at St. Louis: RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.69 ERA)

    YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO

    2005 CHICAGO (AL) 3-2 4.03 12 10 0 0 67.0 62 30 30 13 17 48

    2006 CHICAGO (AL) 4-7 4.68 53 2 0 0 84.2 77 44 44 17 33 69

    2007 TEXAS 5-10 4.87 23 22 0 0 101.2 111 62 55 9 48 59 2008 TEXAS 1-1 4.09 5 5 0 0 22.0 20 11 10 3 8 10

    2009 TEXAS 7-4 4.62 17 17 1 1 97.1 96 55 50 13 36 65

    2011 OAKLAND 9-9 3.32 25 25 5 1 170.2 168 73 63 11 25 123 2012 OAKLAND 8-6 3.24 18 18 0 0 111.0 115 44 40 10 24 73

    2013 ARIZONA 5-11 4.53 22 22 2 1 135.0 161 71 68 13 21 76

    2014 ARIZONA 3-10 5.01 18 18 0 0 109.2 131 65 61 15 20 93 NEW YORK (AL) 7-5 2.89 14 14 1 1 90.1 91 35 29 10 13 82

    2015 LOS ANGELES 3-0 5.87 4 4 0 0 23.0 24 15 15 9 4 29

    2016 LOS ANGELES 2-0 2.69 3 3 0 0 16.0 8 3 3 1 4 22

    Totals (11 Years) 57-65 4.10 214 160 9 4 1028.1 1064 508 468 124 253 749

    NOTES:

     Made his third start of the season on July 16 at Arizona, allowing just three hits in

    6.0 scoreless innings, not factorin