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Dodgers take on the Rockies in first of 3-game series

July 4, 2022 GMT

Colorado Rockies (35-44, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (49-29, first in the NL West)

Los Angeles; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-5, 4.31 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Dodgers: Julio Urias (6-6, 2.64 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -293, Rockies +236; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies on Monday.

Los Angeles has gone 23-13 in home games and 49-29 overall. The Dodgers have the fourth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .252.

Colorado has a 12-23 record in road games and a 35-44 record overall. Rockies hitters are batting a collective .262, the top team batting average in MLB play.

Monday’s game is the seventh meeting between these teams this season. The Rockies hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts has 15 doubles, 17 home runs and 40 RBI for the Dodgers. Will Smith is 10-for-35 with two doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.

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C.J. Cron leads the Rockies with 38 extra base hits (17 doubles, two triples and 19 home runs). Brendan Rodgers is 14-for-37 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 6-4, .248 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Rockies: 5-5, .263 batting average, 4.97 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Dodgers: Chris Taylor: day-to-day (foot), Daniel Hudson: 60-Day IL (acl), Zach McKinstry: 10-Day IL (neck), Andrew Heaney: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Edwin Rios: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Caleb Ferguson: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Kevin Pillar: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rockies: Antonio Senzatela: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), German Marquez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Sean Bouchard: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Tyler Kinley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Helcris Olivarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.