MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers beat Marlins, win ninth straight? 7/16/17

Kenseth has no regrets over end of the ride with Joe Gibbs

Bellinger hits for cycle against Marlins

Turner, who is hitting.374 and is a candidate to become the Dodgers' first batting champ since Tommy Davis in 1963, said Los Angeles would have done much more damage had it not been for the deep fences at Marlins Park. "Just got to execute better in the second half and really turn on the burners".

Los Angeles is 40-11 in their last 51 games overall and 6-2 in Hill's last 8 starts while the over is 20-8-4 in their last 32 against the NL East. Miami is 6-2 in Volquez's last 8 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 home games against a left-handed starter while the under is 6-2 in Volquez's last 8 home starts. "You saw great defense". The Dallas native has struck out 159 batters in 132.2 innings and owns a 0.88 WHIP.

With one out, former Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis lined a double to left field.

Hill has logged exactly seven innings in each of last three turns - going 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA - after failing to last more than five frames in any of his first nine outings. He gave up a third run on a single by Austin Barnes in the fourth. Chris Taylor added a triple and Joc Pederson added a double while Corey Seager and Chase Utley contributed base hits of their own in the win.

Miami got its only run against Hill in the fifth inning on a fluky infield single by a future Hall of Famer. Perhaps most importantly, they also have a whopping 16 1/2-game lead in the American League West, allowing them to go slowly with Dallas Keuchel after the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor was shelved by a neck injury.

Marlins: 2B Dee Gordon (neck spasms) was held out of the starting lineup, but had a pinch-hit single and is expected to start Monday. "We were playing pretty well going into the break. But I think pitching will still win out in the end". Miami will promote LHP Adam Conley from Triple-A New Orleans so he can start against Philadelphia on Tuesday. He could be in the majors soon if Miami trades 3B Martin Prado.

Bellinger, who turned 22 two days after becoming the youngest All-Star position player in team history, continued his dream season in Saturday's 7-1 win when he joined Wes Parker (1970) and Orlando Hudson (2009) as the only Dodgers to hit for the cycle since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958.

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