The Dodgers turn to Zack Greinke to get back on track in Arizona


After suffering their worst loss of the season, the Dodgers look to bounce back when they visit the Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series. The Dodgers have won seven of the eight meetings against the Diamondbacks this season, outscoring them 46-28 but they were on the wrong end of an offensive explosion on Wednesday as the Marlins cruised to a 13-3 victory.

The Diamondbacks fell to 4-15 at Chase Field after suffering a 5-1 setback to the Nationals on Wednesday. Aaron Hill, who homered in the fourth inning as part of his 6-for-12 series, helped the Diamondbacks to their lone victory against the Dodgers with a two-run single in the 12th inning of a 4-2 triumph on April 18.

According to the MLB Lines at OddsBay, the Dodgers are at -138, the Diamondbacks are at +128 and the total is set at 8½ at most sportsbooks.

Pitching Matchup:

Zack Greinke (6-1, 2.38 ERA) vs. Wade Miley (3-3, 4.82 ERA)

Zack Greinke rebounded from a rain-shortened loss to give up two runs on six hits over seven innings in a 6-2 victory against the Giants on Saturday. Greinke struck out eight batters (his fifth outing of eight or more this season with two such performances coming in back-to-back starts against the Diamondbacks). He gave up one run in each of those two outings, picking up the win on April 12 while settling for a no-decision six days later.

Wade Miley recorded his first win since April 6 after tossing seven strong frames in a 4-3 triumph over the White Sox on Saturday. The only damage he allowed was a two-run home run, but he did not walk a batter for the first time this season. Miley suffered the loss in each of his first two meetings with the Dodgers before settling for a no-decision against them after yielding just a solo home run and matching a season-high with eight strikeouts on April 18.

Los Angeles Dodgers (22-20) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (16-27)

9:40 PM ET, May 16

Chase Field

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