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The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the road at the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday for the final game of a three game series. Philadelphia has won the first two games of the series. With that, the Dodgers have dropped three straight games. Los Angeles is still in first place in the National League West, with their 55-38 record on the season.

For Philadelphia, they are the first team in Major League Baseball to 60 wins. THe Phillies are 60-32, and lead the National League East by a bunch. The Phillies are looking to complete the sweep in this one.

The Philadelphia Phillies are -150 in this game at home over the Dodgers. The total is listed at 9.5 runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers settled for just three runs in the loss. Miguel Rojas drove in the first run in the fourth inning, and Shohei Ohtani drove in the other run in the fifth. Rojas drove in his second run of the game later. Los Angeles during their three game losing streak are scoring just 2 runs per game.

Ohtani has been strong for Los Angeles this season. The slugger is now hitting .317, and has 28 homeruns and drove in nearly 70 runs. Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and Will Smith are also all chipping on offensively. Betts is currently out with an injury for the Dodgers.

It will be Landon Knack for the Los Angeles Dodgers in this game. Knack is just 26 years old. He is making his 8th start of the season. He is 1-2 on the year, with a 2.86 earned run average. On the season, he has thrown 34.2 innings, and struck out 31 batters, while walking 9.

Nola Time

Aaron Nola gets the baseball for Philadelphia. The veteran is 9-4 on the season, and holds a 3.43 earned run average. Nola has tossed 113.2 innings this season, and struck out 107 batters. The righthander will make his 19th start of the season.

The Phillies finished the game with 10 hits on Wednesday. Kyle Schwarber got the party started in the first inning with his 18th home run of the season. Later, Whit Merrifield drove in a run, followed in the fifth by Trea Turner and Bryston Stott hitting one in. Four runs was all they needed.

Philadelphia is one of the top scoring teams in all of Major League Baseball. The Phillies are scoring 5 runs per game. The Philadelphia team batting average is .259, and their 109 homeruns is 7th in all of Major League Baseball. Bryce Harper is day to day for the Phillies with a hand injury.

Phillies Top Dodgers

The starting pitching matchup goes to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have Nola and the Dodgers starter is fairly unknown. When push comes to shove, we are going to take the better starting pitcher, and the home team. Philadelphia sweeps this three game series. We will take the Phillies -150 over the Dodgers on Thursday in Major League Baseball action. Enjoy the game!

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