Dodgers prepare for road trip finale
By Jon Weisman
The Dodgers are 5-4 entering the final day of their 10-game road trip, and their last regular-season game outside of California.
With either a win or a Giants loss, the Dodgers will end the trip with no worse of a lead in the National League West — five games — than they began.
If the Dodgers win today and San Francisco loses, the Dodgers will enter their final six games against the Giants with a six-game lead in the division.
Dave Roberts said today that he hopes to give Alex Wood, who is to be activated Monday, and Julio Urías a clean inning each out of the bullpen in the upcoming series against the Giants.
Clayton Kershaw will start the first of those games, and according to Roberts, he is no longer in rehab mode. Yasmani Grandal, who is getting two starts off this weekend ahead of the final push to the finish, is scheduled to catch Kershaw.
Scott Kazmir, however, developed a blister in his simulated game today, so his potential return this season remains a question mark.