Jon Garland (11-11, 4.02) vs. Jeff Karstens (3-5, 5.53).
DODGERS MAGIC NUMBERS: 1 to make the postseason; 3 to win the NL West
COMMENTS: The Dodgers' march toward the postseason is getting so intense (a phenomenon foreign to Pirates fans), that increased security detail for the team is in order. Trade imbalances and disparities between bigger economic powers (Dodgers, $100M payroll) and "developing" markets (Pirates, $49M payroll) will definitely be topics for heated discussion over the course of this four-day summit. That, and the fact that one more Dodger victory secures postseason play for our boys in blue.
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