Matt Strahm gets the start for a bullpen game on Sunday, as the Padres await the return of left-hander Joey Lucchesi from a right hip strain. The Dodgers counter with right-hander Walker Buehler, who pitched the first six innings of their combined no-hitter against the Padres earlier this month. First pitch is slated for 1:10 p.m. PT.
Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish is back on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time because of right triceps tendinitis, and he will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
The Giants have won six of Ty Blach’s 11 starts this season and hope to keep that record above .500 when the lefty confronts the Cubs in Sunday’s 5:08 p.m. PT series finale. Blach has not worked past the fifth inning in any of his previous three starts. Opponents have hit .377 off him during that span, accounting for his 7.11 ERA in those outings.
David Dahl thought his big night would end in Rockies glory. But the Reds’ Scooter Gennett, who had a glorious night of his own, would have none of that. Dahl, who drove in three runs Saturday, lashed a bases-loaded liner that Gennett backhanded and flipped to second for a game-ending double play as the Reds won, 6-5, at Coors Field.
The Reds escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth to edge the Rockies, 6-5 on Saturday. Billy Hamilton tripled in the tying run in the seventh and scored the go-ahead run to help the Reds win a wild one at Coors Field.
Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner declared himself fit to return to the big leagues sooner than expected if needed following his first rehab start since pinkie surgery.