Dodgers Vs. Diamondbacks Game Preview: Kevin Pillar Makes Debut

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached the end of their road trip in position to complete a second consecutive four-game series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

They look to do so without regulars Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner in the lineup, but Kevin Pillar making his Dodgers debut. Pillar, signed to a Minor League contract during Spring Training, was called up as part of a flurry of roster moves on Saturday.

He hit .315/.412/.622 with six doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 34 RBI over 36 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Manager Dave Roberts indicated Pillar will be in the Dodgers lineup on Monday as well.

Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner keep with starting every game so far this season, and Edwin Ríos is in the lineup an eighth consecutive day. Turner enters play with a 20-game hitting streak.

Tyler Anderson takes the mound after throwing a season-high eight innings against the Washington Nationals his last time out. Anderson had a perfect game until allowing a one-out double in the sixth inning, but said the thought of making MLB history never entered his mind.

Anderson is 5-0 with a 3.30 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over eight games (six starts) this season. He faced the Diamondbacks in the second game of a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium on May 17, holding them to just two runs despite allowing seven hits.

Arizona counters with Zach Davies, who is 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA this season. He also pitched during the series at Dodger Stadium earlier this month, allowing five runs on seven hits over just four innings of work.

Davies had marginally better success at home against the Dodgers on April 26, when he allowed three runs but again only completed four innings.

Dodgers lineup

RF: Mookie Betts
1B: Freddie Freeman
SS: Trea Turner
DH: Will Smith
3B: Edwin Ríos
CF: Chris Taylor
LF: Kevin Pillar
2B: Gavin Lux
C: Austin Barnes

Diamondbacks lineup

LF: Cooper Hummel
3B: Josh Rojas
DH: Ketel Marte
1B: Christian Walker
RF: Jake McCarthy
SS: Geraldo Perdomo
CF: Alek Thomas
2B: Jake Hager
C: Jose Herrera

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