After a trip to Chicago that did not go quite as planned offensively, the Los Angeles Dodgers will return home Friday with the intention of getting their vaunted offense on track again against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Getting healthy again is exactly what the Pirates are thinking as well after another rough home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates dropped a 5-0 decision to the Diamondbacks on Thursday and have now lost 10 consecutive home games against the National League West foe.
The Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound Friday as they try to distance themselves from the end of a road trip that saw them lose three of their last five games, even with Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Cubs. The Dodgers did not score on a base hit, getting their two runs on an error and a sacrifice fly.