Plagued by injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers continue relying on some top prospects to help their push toward the postseason.
Looking to maintain their surge, the Dodgers try for a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night against the visiting Colorado Rockies.
Scott Schebler homered for the third time in 10 career games and shortstop Corey Seager stayed hot with two hits as Los Angeles (83-60) beat Colorado 4-1 on Monday. Owners of a 7 1/2-game lead in the NL West, the Dodgers have won 16 of 20 and are 20-6 at home since last losing a series there July 3-5 to the New York Mets.
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The Dodgers' prized prospect, Seager is batting .432 with a homer, six doubles and seven RBIs in 11 games since making his major-league debut Sept. 3.
"I'm just getting good pitches to hit right now, putting good swings on them, and they're falling in," he said. "So I can't complain."
Seager is playing in place of the injured Jimmy Rollins (hand), who manager Don Mattingly said will return to the starting lineup when he's healthy. However, it's uncertain when that will be.
"(Seager's) played more than we thought because of injuries and done a good job," Mattingly told MLB's official website.
Half of Schebler's six hits in 23 career at-bats this season have left the park. His two-run shot in the eighth inning Monday broke open a one-run contest.
That pair has certainly helped matters while Rollins, Howie Kendrick (hamstring), Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Carl Crawford (hamstring) continue to miss time with injuries.
Los Angeles' Brett Anderson (9-8, 3.36 ERA) will take the ball following a few extra days' rest since overcoming four walks and four hits to allow one run before leaving a 5-1 win at San Diego on Sept. 6 after 5 2-3 innings due to a cramp in his leg.
"I know I'm a sweater," Anderson told MLB's official website. "So I have to drink more fluids than most people, and I usually start two or three days before. I guess I just didn't get enough fluids."
Los Angeles has won the last three starts made by the left-hander, who is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in those contests.
Anderson, who was limited to eight starts because of finger and back injuries in 2014 during his only season with the Rockies (60-84), is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in two outings against his former team this year.
Nolan Arenado is 2 for 5 against Anderson, though he's gone 3 for 20 in the last five games. Arenado leads the NL with 38 home runs but has just two in nine games since homering in six straight contests.
After allowing three runs against San Francisco on Sept. 3 to record his second complete game in four starts, Colorado's Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.14) gave up six runs and eight hits in three innings of Wednesday's 11-4 loss at San Diego.
"I just didn't make my pitches," said Rusin, who is 0-6 with a 6.10 ERA in nine road starts this season. "Hopefully, I figure it out sooner rather than later."
The left-hander is making his first appearance against Los Angeles since 2013.