Dodgers at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 27, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly gets ready in the dugout at the beginning of a game with Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks finally picked up a series win, taking two out of three from the San Francisco Giants. The D-backs are now 67-73 are in the middle of their last big homestand of the season. Earlier this week, Chief Baseball Officer Tony LaRussa told Fox Sports Arizona’s Dave Lumia that he was “anxious” about how the D-backs were going to finish the last three weeks of the season. After dealing with the defending champion Giants, this weekend’s opponent will test LaRussa’s nerves.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers come into town on the verge of wrapping up their third consecutive National League West title. After their swoon in which the D-backs got to within six games of the division lead, LA turned hot and have now opened up an 8 1/2 game lead on the Giants and is currently 14 1/2 in front of Arizona. The Dodgers have gone 8-2 over their last ten games and are now 80-59. They have whipped the D-backs in nine of 12 contests in 2015. These teams last played in Los Angeles June 29th-July 1st with Arizona taking the first game and the Dodgers winning the other two. Here are the five players to watch this weekend.

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