Mets take on Dodgers in series rubber game

Los Angeles Dodgers (90-39, first in NL West) vs. New York Mets (83-48, first in NL East)

New York; Thursday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO LAUNCH: Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (0-0); Mets: Chris Bassitt (11-7, 3.34 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 139 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Dodgers -145, Mets +122; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a series win with a win on Thursday.

New York is 83-48 overall and 44-21 at home. The Mets are 36-14 in games while not giving up a homer.

Los Angeles is 45-23 in road games and 90-39 overall. The Dodgers are 69-9 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams have met this season. The season series is tied 3-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso has 23 doubles and 31 home runs for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 12 for 38 with four doubles in the last 10 games.

Mookie Betts has 29 doubles, two triples, 32 homers and 70 RBIs while hitting .281 for the Dodgers. Freddie Freeman is 17 for 46 with four doubles in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 5-5, .240 batting average, 3.52 ERA, one run out

Dodgers: 7-3, .283 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Brett Baty: IL 10 days (thumb), 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: 60 day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60 day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60 day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60 day IL (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)

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

Naomi C. Amerson