The Los Angeles Dodgers will seek to extend their seven-game winning streak over the Chicago Cubs when they meet in the second game of a four-game series Friday evening at Dodger Stadium.
Left-hander Tyler Anderson (9-1) will start for the Dodgers while right-hander Keegan Thompson (7-3) will start for the Cubs.
Anderson began the season 8-0, including a victory over Chicago May 7, limiting the Cubs to two runs and four hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking one in a 6-2 win. The Dodgers are 10-3 in games Anderson starts.
Thompson began the season as a reliever, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.17 ERA in 23 innings over seven appearances, including allowing one run and one hit in 2 2/3 innings against the Dodgers May 7. He had a no decision in his first start of the season May 11, then was the winning pitcher in each of his next three starts. Chicago is 5-5 when Thompson starts.
The Dodgers have won four consecutive games and seven of eight on the homestand. They lead the San Diego Padres by a season-high six games in the race for first in the National League West.
The game is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. and will be televised by SportsNet LA.
The Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 5-3, Thursday, with Mookie Betts hitting two solo home runs, Gavin Lux a two-run homer and Justin Turner a solo homer.
Tony Gonsolin allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings to improve to 11-0, becoming the first 11-game winner in the National League and joining Houston’s Justin Verlander as the other 11-game winner in Major League Baseball.
Gonsolin and Alex Wood are the only Dodgers since 1900 to begin a season 11-0. Wood accomplished the feat in 2017.