Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (7-2, 3.43) vs. Aaron Harang, RHP (10-3, 3.54).
Dodgers: 58-54 (T-3rd place NL West, 4.0 GB, L5)
Reds: 48-64 (5th place NL Central, 11.0 GB, W3)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Back at sea level after a bad experience in the Mile High City, Billingsley nearly repeated his complete-game effort in Houston. Dueling Arizona's Doug Davis, Billingsley went 7 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts before running out of gas and allowed only one run, although it was Chris Snyder's home run and it was enough to tag the right-hander with his second consecutive defeat. He's allowed 11 home runs in 86 2/3 innings.
Reds: Harang hasn't pitched since leaving last Saturday's game after facing just five batters with a sore lower back, but he'll throw a short side session and batting practice on Saturday and interim manager Pete Mackinan said there is a "good chance" Harang will start. He has been the ace of the staff this season and has allowed more than three runs just once since May 20.
From Inside the Dodgers:
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