Pirates at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
The Dodgers ask Mike Bolsinger (6-3, 3.13 ERA) to keep the Pirates in check while hoping they can get some runs of the Buccos’ ace Gerrit Cole (16-8, 2.60 ERA). Oddly, the California-born Cole has ne3ver lost in his home state; he’s 4-0, with one win each in San Francisco, San Diego, Anaheim and Los Angeles.
The Dodgers’ magic number to win the division is seven. The Pirates need to win to keep ahead of the Cubs in the second wild card spot by remaining in second place in the NL Central behind the Cardinals. Their magic number to lock up that spot is four. The Cards clinched a postseason spot today by virtue of the Diamondbacks’ win over the Giants. Their magic number to win the division is eleven, and they have one more game against the Cubs and three against the Pirates to cut that down.
Lineup when available.
Today's #Dodgers lineup: Dodgers: Crawford LF Utley 2B Seager SS Ethier RF Grandal C Van Slyke 1B Pederson CF Guerrero 3B Bolsinger P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2015
There’s also this news: Bolsinger is officially part of the rotation for the rest of the season.