Dodgers start Derek "Hard Luck" Lowe, RHP (8-7, 2.98) vs. Sergio Mitre, RHP (2-4, 2.88).
Dodgers: 48-39 (2nd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L3)
Marlins: 41-46 (4th place NL East, 7.0 GB, W2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Lowe came out of his showdown against John Smoltz on Monday with an unusual no-decision. He allowed only one run with five strikeouts and no walks, but his pitch count was uncharacteristically high and he was lifted after facing two batters in the sixth inning for his shortest start since April 18. Lowe allowed eight hits and came up with enough big pitches to strand five baserunners.
Marlins: Still unable to catch a break, Mitre hasn't won since May 20 at Tampa Bay, a span of seven starts. Of his 14 starts this season, seven have been quality. A lack of run support has plagued Mitre, who lost his last outing, at San Diego on Monday night. He gave up three runs on three hits over six innings in the outing, but exited trailing, 3-0.
From Inside the Dodgers, the lineup:
Abreu Kent, 2B