The Dodgers enter play Tuesday just one game out of first place in the NL West behind the Giants. They’ll host the Phillies for game two of a three-game series while the Giants take on the Marlins. If the Dodgers win and the Giants lose tonight, the Dodgers will be back in first place (tied, of course) for the first time since May 14.
If the Dodgers are to retake control of the division and put some distance between themselves and the Giants, the next two weeks will be the time to do it. After the Phillies skip down, they’ll host the downtrodden Pirates for three games before heading out to the East coast for three more games with the Phillies followed by four with the Reds. Then they’ll return home for a three-game set with the Giants. The Giants, meanwhile, will tussle with the Orioles, Pirates, and Mets after completing their series with the Marlins.
The rest of Tuesday’s action…
San Diego Padres (Luis Perdomo) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Chad Kuhl), 7:05 PM EDT
Atlanta Braves (Tyrell Jenkins) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Wily Peralta), 8:10 PM EDT
Detroit Tigers (Daniel Norris) @ Seattle Mariners (Wade LeBlanc), 10:10 PM EDT