MLB

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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Cleveland1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122
LA Dodgers0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 x 7111
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  W: J. Urías (4-6)   L: C. Quantrill (4-4)
4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT, June 18, 2022
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California  Attendance: 50,078

Guardians look to take series vs. Dodgers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers

  1. The Guardians are a season-high five games over .500 and are seeking their first five-game winning streak since May 2-6 last year. They've won both series they've played in Los Angeles, although this is their first visit to Dodger Stadium since July 2014.
  2. Guardians RHP Shane Bieber ranks 11th in the majors with a 2.08 ERA since May 14. While he's facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career, he's 8-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in his last 11 interleague starts.
  3. Guardians SS Amed Rosario has a .429/.419/.619 slash line during a 10-game hitting streak that ties the longest of his career (Aug. 12-24, 2021). He has three hits in his last 18 at-bats vs. the Dodgers after batting .359 in his first 11 games against them.
  4. The Dodgers lead the majors with eight interleague wins this season and own baseball's second-best winning percentage (36-14, .720) in interleague play since the start of the 2020 season.
  5. Dodgers SS Trea Turner has a .314/.368/.571 slash line and three homers during a nine-game hitting streak. He's hit safely in 35 of 36 games (.331/.385/.556) since May 8 and ranks fifth in the majors with 47 RBI.
  6. After allowing three home runs over 30 innings in his first six starts this season, Dodgers LHP Julio Urias has served up nine over 34.1 innings in his last six starts.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/17/2022 thru 6/19/2022

While the Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Dodgers don't meet often, there is at least one pitcher who won't be a stranger to his opponent.

Guardians right-hander Cal Quantrill knows the Dodgers well and is quite familiar with their offensive potential. The former San Diego Padres' first-round pick faced the Dodgers three times before he was traded to Cleveland in 2020.

On solid footing now with a 4-3 record in 11 starts this season to go along with a 3.38 ERA, Quantrill was slightly out of his element as a rookie in 2019 when he made two starts against Los Angeles. He gave up 12 runs (10 earned) in 9 1/3 innings.

That was then, though. When he takes the mound at Los Angeles on Saturday while trying to extend Cleveland's five-game winning streak, Quantrill will be coming off a home start against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, when he gave up just one run on four hits over six innings.

Since giving up four runs to the Chicago White Sox on May 10, Quantrill is 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA over his past five starts.

The Guardians figure to have closer Emmanuel Clase (14 saves) back. He had Friday's 2-1, 10-inning victory off after pitching all three games at Colorado this week.

"We're all doing our jobs (and) it's awesome to see the team come together," Guardians pitcher Zach Plesac said on the Apple TV+ broadcast after he gave up one run over six innings Friday. "Guys are coming up in big moments and making big plays. Our defense has been outstanding. Our bullpen has been outstanding. ... It's just really fun to be a part of right now."

The Dodgers have been scuffling on offense this month and especially of late, scoring two runs or less in five of their past six games. They were without leadoff man Mookie Betts on Friday because of a right-rib contusion. He is scheduled for a CT scan Saturday.

Los Angeles is 0-5 in extra-inning games after Friday's loss, with the team's typical clutch hitting not a staple this season. They also are 2-4 in their past six games.

"We're not doing a good job moving (the free runner) to third base to then create a situational opportunity," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "You saw that with (the Guardians). They did a nice job of that, and it ended up being a sac fly to drive in the winning run. Those are little things that certainly are magnified when you don't score a bunch of runs. And extra innings, we haven't been good at it."

While Los Angeles' runs have been reduced to a trickle of late, Dodgers' left-hander Julio Urias (3-6, 2.80 ERA) has been dealing with a lack of run support all season. He gave up two runs over six innings at San Francisco on Sunday and retired 16 consecutive batters at one point, but the Dodgers fell 2-0.

The 20-game winner from a season ago also has had problems at home. He has given up at least four runs in two of his last three outings at Dodger Stadium, both losses.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 18, 2022


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