Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.77) vs. Brad Hennessey (1-2, 8.04).
Dodgers' magic number: SIX.
COMMENTS: Ever have one of those work days where you do nothing but surf the Internet and at day's end your boss comes by and thanks you for doing such a great job? Me neither (who has such a kind boss?), but the Dodgers sort of did yesterday, getting crushed by the Giants 7-1 yet trimming their magic number thanks to the Diamondbacks' 11th straight road loss.
The Dodgers haven't lost two in a row in September, and they look to continue that streak tonight. Although the Dodgers have won his past three starts, Kuroda doesn't fool the Giants, having given up eight runs in 11 2/3 innings against them. But Kuroda is far more effective at Dodger Stadium, so the Dodgers' magic number could fall from the Joy of Six to Five Alive (or even to the Fab Four).