Mets face Dodgers in first of 3-game series

Los Angeles Dodgers (89-38, first in NL West) vs. New York Mets (82-47, first in NL East)

New York; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Dodgers: Andrew Heaney (2-1, 1.94 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Mets: Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK RANGE: Dodgers -136, Mets +115; over/under is 8 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday to begin a three-game series.

New York is 43-20 at home and 82-47 overall. Mets batters have a collective .329 on-base percentage, third in the NL.

Los Angeles is 44-22 in road games and 89-38 overall. The Dodgers are 69-17 in games when recording eight or more hits.

The teams will meet on Tuesday for the fifth time this season. The season series is tied at 2-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Francisco Lindor has 17 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 85 RBIs while hitting .264 for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 15 for 40 with four doubles in the last 10 games.

Mookie Betts has 28 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs and 69 RBIs while hitting .281 for the Dodgers. Freddie Freeman is 17 for 44 with three doubles in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Dodgers: 8-2, .305 batting average, 2.37 ERA, outscored opponents by 37 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Stephen Nogosek: IL 15 days (oblique), Carlos Carrasco: IL 15 days (side), Luis Guillorme: IL 10 days (groin), Drew Smith: IL 15 days (back), Tylor Megill: IL 60 days (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: IL 60 days (elbow), John Curtiss: IL 60 days (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: IL 60 days (elbow)

Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin: IL 15 days (forearm), Yency Almonte: IL 15 days (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: IL 15 days (back), Daniel Hudson: IL 60 days (ACL), Walker Buehler: 60 -Day IL (elbow), Kevin Pillar: 60 day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 60 day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60 day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60 day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: IL 60 days (hand), Jimmy Nelson: IL 60 days (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Naomi C. Amerson