The Arizona Diamondbacks travel to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in a key NL West battle. Stay with this page for pitching matchups, scoring updates and more. 


Thursday’s game

Diamondbacks at Dodgers

When: 7:10 p.m.

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.73) vs. Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (6-4, 3.50).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Ray had to labor to get through five innings on Saturday against the Mariners, but he somehow managed to give up just one run despite issuing four walks. The Mariners loaded the bases in two different innings against him but failed to score each time. … He has recorded more than 16 outs once in his past 10 starts and has walked at least four batters in four of his past five. … He has not faced the Dodgers yet this season but had a 2.27 ERA in five starts against them last year in the regular season. He struggled against them on short rest in the division series. … Hill tossed six scoreless innings against the Padres on Friday night. … He has a 2.13 ERA in his past seven starts. … The Diamondbacks hit him hard twice early in the season, scoring seven runs and five runs off him in consecutive starts.

Coming up

Friday: At Los Angeles, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.93) vs. Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.18).

Saturday: At Los Angeles, 6:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (10-5, 3.15) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.39).

Sunday: At Los Angeles, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.07) vs. Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.02).

Up next: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers update: The Dodgers were 4 1/2 games out of first place last week after getting swept in three games at home by the St. Louis Cardinals. They have quickly made up ground, however, entering Wednesday just one game out and riding a four-game win streak. It has been more than three months since the Diamondbacks last saw the Dodgers, but they went 8-4 against them early in the season, when the Dodgers were playing poorly and struggling to overcome injuries. 3B Justin Turner did not play in any of those games. Since returning from a fractured hand, he has proceeded to put together another productive year. He’s hitting .310/.398/.510, with much of that damage coming in the past few weeks, a stretch in which he’s hitting .420 with 16 extra-base hits. The Dodgers rotation is healthy and performing well, to the point that RHP Kenta Maeda was shifted to the bullpen. RHP Kenley Jansen has struggled badly since returning from a heart issue, a major concern for the Dodgers’ bullpen.