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Juan Uribe and the Los Angeles Dodgers look for an encore performance when they take on the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday in the second of three games. Uribe slugged three home runs and Los Angeles collected three more to establish a season high and defeat Arizona 8-1 in the series opener Monday. The victory moved the Dodgers a bit closer to clinching the National League West, as their magic number was reduced to eight.
Edinson Volquez will make his home debut with Los Angeles after a rocky first appearance since signing with the Dodgers late last month. Trevor Cahill goes for Arizona, which fell to 3-7 in its last 10 road games with Monday's setback. Including the series opener, these teams play seven times in a span of 11 days.
TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Arizona), KCAL 9 (Los Angeles)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Trevor Cahill (6-10, 4.35 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Edinson Volquez (9-11, 6.05)
Since coming off the disabled list last month, Cahill is 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA in five games, four of which have come on the road and one of which was in relief. He has walked seven batters and given up 15 hits in 11 1/3 innings over his last two starts. The former second-round pick is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA in his career against Los Angeles.
Volquez had a rough debut with the Dodgers on Wednesday in Colorado, where he gave up four runs in four innings of a 7-5 loss. He is 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA in eight career starts against Arizona, holding the Diamondbacks to a .231 average along the way. The 30-year-old yielded a run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings versus Arizona on May 5 as a member of the San Diego Padres.
1. Cahill is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA at Dodger Stadium.
2. Arizona opened 7-2 against Los Angeles this year but has lost the last four meetings.
3. Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is 5-for-11 with three doubles, one home run and three walks in 15 plate appearances against Volquez.
PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4