Diamondbacks Vs. Dodgers Series Preview, Game Times, Pitching Probables And More

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 25: Ian Kennedy #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on August 25, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

A preview of this weekend's matchup between the two N.L. West foes.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are on their way to Los Angeles to kick off a four-game series that will begin Thursday night. The D-backs enter six games back of L.A. in the National League West and 9.5 back of the San Francisco Giants for the division lead, so to say it's a now-or-never situation for Arizona would be an understatement.

The Dodgers have struggled a bit in recent weeks despite their recent acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto. There is a lot of talent in the L.A. lineup, but they have yet to really put it all together. Will this weekend be when the club finally breaks out and makes a push for the playoffs?

Here are the pitching probables and start times for each game.

Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PT -- Ian Kennedy (11-11, 4.44 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (12-7, 2.84 ERA)

Friday, 7:10 p.m. -- Trevor Cahill (9-11, 3.99 ERA) vs. Aaron Harang (9-8, 3.70 ERA)

Saturday, 6:10 p.m. -- Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (0-1, 4.76 ERA)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. -- Wade Miley (14-9, 2.85 ERA) vs. Chris Capuano (11-10, 3.58 ERA)

For more on the Diamondbacks, check out AZ Snake Pit. Head over to True Blue LA for Dodgers coverage.

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