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LOS ANGELES — The old guard of the National League West will meet the potential successor as September will be ushered in this weekend with a four-game showdown at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers have won five consecutive NL West titles , but the Diamondbacks are poised to make a change at the top, and a weekend series in Los Angeles, starting Thursday, figures to set the tone for the drama ahead.The Diamondbacks have held the top spot in the National League West in all but two days in August. And since Aug. 8, Arizona has held at least a share of the division lead every day.Article continues below ...The Dodgers have gone through an inconsistent second half and were 4 1/2 games out of first place as recently as Friday, after they were swept in a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals last week.But they are on a tear now Duane Kuiper Jersey , entering the opener of the series on a five-game winning streak to match a season-best run.“The fact that we’re going into the next series against Arizona on a five-game winning streak and on a high, that’s huge,” said Los Angeles catcher Yasmani Grandal, who hit one of the three Dodgers home runs Wednesday. “(The Diamondbacks) are playing some pretty good baseball but it’s the end of the year. … If they sleep on us we’ll be able to go ahead and take first place.”Don’t expect the Diamondbacks to take anything for granted this weekend, not after they had lost four of five before winning handily Wednesday night at San Francisco behind the pitching of Zack Godley, who will not face the Dodgers.When the teams meet for the opener of the series on Thursday , the Diamondbacks will be on top in the NL West, with the Colorado Rockies a half-game back and the Dodgers one game back of Arizona in a tightly bunched group.“This is really what it’s all about,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, according to “… We’ve talked about these moments, we’re prepared for these moments, and I think these guys are ready for this next set of challenges.”The Dodgers will have left-hander Rich Hill on the mound while the Diamondbacks will counter with a lefty of their own in Robbie Ray.Hill (6-4 Jake Lamb Jersey , 3.50 ERA) pitched a scoreless six innings against the San Diego Padres in a victory on Fiday and has given up two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts. He appears to have shaken off blister issues that have plagued him in each of the past two seasons.Looming large, though, is Hill’s 0-5 record in seven starts against Arizona as a member of the Dodgers. The veteran has a 1.29 WHIP in those seven outings. Hill is 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in two starts against the Diamondbacks this yearut both those starts were early in the season.Ray (3-2, 4.73) has kept his opponents in relative check over his last six starts with a 3.66 ERA, but all of those ended in no-decisions. In fact, the Diamondbacks are just 1-7 in Ray’s last eight starts and he hasn’t picked up a victory since June 27.Ray also spent time on the disabled list this year with an oblique issue that cost him two months in the first half. The Diamondbacks were 4-2 over Ray’s first six starts of the season.Ray is 6-3 lifetime against the Dodgers in 13 starts with a 2.69 ERA , and those six victories are his most against any one team.An expected Zack Greinke-Clayton Kershaw matchup Friday was nixed when the Dodgers moved Kershaw’s next start to Saturday’s third game in the series. Justin Edmonds/Getty ImagesColorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story put on a serious power display at Coors Field against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.In the bottom of the first inning, Story gave the Rockies a 2-1 lead by taking Giants southpaw Andrew Suarez deep...while falling down.Colorado Rockies RockiesThats a loooooong story. Volume 3, Chapter 29 #StoryTime 馃摎 Ls32WlhHo9That was nothing compared to what he did a few innings later.Story got Suarez again in the bottom of the fourth, this time to the tune of 505 feet.Colorado Rockies RockiesWe KNOW you havent heard this Story before!!505 FEET!!!!!Volume 3, Chapter 30 #StoryTime 馃摎 h6tzC5B2QtAccording to The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly, that was the longest home run in the Statcast era:Andrew Baggarly extrabaggsTrevor Storys home run tonight is the longest in the Statcast Era 鈩笍. Giancarlo Stanton held the previous mark with a 504-footer in 2016. Those are the only home runs measured at 500+ feet.It doesn't matter where that ball was hit. Coors Field Jeff Mathis Jersey , the Grand Canyon; either way, it was long gone.Story wasn't done though. He got Suarezagainin the sixth to put his team ahead for good:MLB MLBA Story so good, we needed a trilogy. 馃槺 udkCdizdP9What a night.


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