Marlins drop series opener to Dodgers, 7-2


The Los Angeles Dodgers likely will be without one of their key run producers Friday as they continue their four-game series against the visiting Miami Marlins, who have lost four in a row and 18 of their last 22. He also lowered his ERA from 4.99 to 4.75, while striking out three and walking one.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -185 money line favorites versus the Marlins, who have odds of +160 to pull off the upset tonight in L.A. With Edinson Volquez set to face Hyun-Jin Ryu in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs.

Though he got the victory, Ryu was almost undone by long balls again. The big blow was a second inning two-run homer by Yasiel Puig.

It matches the total number of homers he served up in 152 innings in 2014, Ryu's last full season.

After a 27-homer 2016, Turner has just one in the current campaign. One pitch after that, Justin Bour homered, his fifth in eight games. He made 79 pitches, 48 of them for strikes.

Turner leads the Dodgers in batting average (.379), on-base percentage (.453) and doubles (13). The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 15 of their last 18 games when scoring more than three runs.

The damage could have been worse for Ryu.

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Giancarlo Stanton led off with a low line drive off the left-field wall for a double.

That play saved a run, as Justin Bour followed with a 412-foot home run to right.

The Dodgers rallied with three runs in the bottom second, with Ryu in the thick of it.

Eibner has played five games for the Dodgers this season, seeing time in left, center and right field.

Will the Dodgers hand the Marlins their third consecutive loss when the two teams open a new series at 10:10PM ET?

An extended DL stay would force the Dodgers to get creative. RHP Kenta Maeda (left hamstring tightness) will throw four innings tomorrow in a rehab start in Class A Rancho Cucamonga and is expected to make his next start next week against St. Louis. "To my eyes, it didn't look good coming around third base, but for the strength to still be there right now, to be a little more optimistic".

Right-hander Chris Hatcher relieved Ryu and struck out the next two batters to protect the lead.