The Dodgers are set to begin a three-game weekend series against the Detroit Tigers in the "Motor City", though, which means a veteran like Gonzalez may be able to find his way back into the lineup, thanks to the addition of a designated hitter spot to the Los Angeles roster.
The Dodgers added a second run in the eighth inning when reliever Alex Wilson walked the lead-off batter, Chase Utley, who scored on a single by Justin Turner.
"It's incredible", manager Dave Roberts said.
In Atlanta, Cincinnati hit three home runs in the sixth, including a two-run shot by Adam Duvall and starter Sal Romano threw seven strong innings as the Reds beat R.A. Dickey and Atlanta.
Ross Stripling (3-4) picked up the victory with two scoreless relief innings.
Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen finished off the shutout, with Jansen pitching the ninth for his 33rd save.More news: The New Mercedes Maybach Concept Is a 20-Foot-Long Convertible
Cody Bellinger was injured in the outfield in the sixth inning while catching a ball at the wall.
The team said Bellinger's status is day-to-day. "I came out for precautionary reasons".
Granderson has a.276 average in his last 71 games since May 21 with 40 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, 16 homers and 38 RBIs in that span. The Tigers are 91-41 in their last 132 interleague home games, 12-5 in Verlanders last 17 home starts and 6-17 in Verlanders last 23 Sunday starts.
Ryu had a string of six straight starts allowing two or fewer earned runs come to an end against San Diego last Saturday, when he was reached for three runs and seven hits in five innings.
The Dodgers are 26-5 since the All-Star Break, the best start to the second half in Major League Baseball history according to Elias Sports Bureau. This will be Verlander's second career game against the Dodgers.
I'm not sure you can get a worse series in terms of betting, as the Tigers have been unbackable for months and the Dodgers have been raking in the money with wins at an all-time pace. Kenta Maeda heads to the mound for the Dodgers with first pitch scheduled for 10:10AM PST.