Thursday, December 8 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger scores on a single hit by Trea Turner.

Dodgers baserunner Cody Bellinger scores against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The Dodgers open a three-game road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. (Derrick Tuskan / Associated Press)

What you need to know: The Dodgers will continue a nine-game trip Monday when they open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix.

The Dodgers (96-43, .691) clinched a playoff berth for the 10th-straight season Sunday when they beat the San Diego Padres for the second time in a three-game weekend series. The victory reduced the Dodgers magic number to two games to secure their ninth National League West championship in 10 seasons, which would earn them a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson (14-3, 2.73 earned-run average) will open for Los Angeles against Arizona right-hander Ryne Nelson (1-0, 0.00 ERA), who will be making his second career start. The Diamondbacks are in fourth place in the NL West with a record of 66-73, .475.

The Dodgers got some support from the left side of the plate Sunday when Max Muncy returned to the lineup to knock in three runs as the designated hitter after he sat out Friday and Saturday with a sore knee.

The club will head to San Francisco for three games Friday after an off-day that follows Wednesday’s series finale.

How to watch the Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks series

Where: Chase Field, Phoenix

Radio: AM 570 (KLAC), 1020 (KTNQ) Spanish

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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