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The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to win their season-high ninth consecutive game when they begin a two-game interleague series against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers have outscored their opponents 52-17 during their eight-game winning streak, scoring at least eight runs four times and recording two shutouts.

The Dodgers’ 75-33 record is the best in Major League Baseball. They have a five-game lead over the New York Mets and New York Yankees in the race for home-field advantage throughout the postseason. The Mets and Yankees are both 71-39.

The Dodgers also have the best record since the all-star break, 15-3.

The Dodgers also won eight consecutive games from July 13-24.

Left-hander Julio Urías (11-6) will pitch for the Dodgers against right-hander Joe Ryan (8-4).

Urías is 8-0 in his last nine starts with a 2.28 ERA. He pitched six shutout innings in his most recent start, a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

Ryan’s eight victories are the most among rookies. He pitched three seasons for Cal State Northridge, then completed his college career in 2018 at Division II Cal State Stanislaus. He was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. team in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

The Dodgers are 13-8 in Urías’ 21 starts. Minnesota is 11-6 in Ryan’s 17 starts.

Urías will be facing the Twins for the first time, and Ryan will be facing the Dodgers for the first time.

Minnesota (57-51) leads the American League Central by one game over the Cleveland Guardians.

The Dodgers defeated the Twins 7-2 and 7-0 on April 12-13 in Minneapolis.

Minnesota will be playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2017. The Twins and 13 of the other 14 American League teams will each play three games at Dodger Stadium every other season beginning in 2023, while the Los Angeles Angels will play two each season.

The additional 26 interleague games will be accommodated in the 162-game schedule by reducing the number of games against each divisional opponent by five to 14 and dropping the seventh game against six league opponents.

Tuesday’s game is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. and will be televised by SportsNet LA.

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