The Los Angeles Dodgers (81-41) and Miami Marlins (44-75) close out a three-game series on Thursday, with LA taking each of the first two contests. If the Dodgers emerge victorious from the series finale, they'll ride a five-game winning streak into a series with the Braves. On the other hand, the Marlins are looking to avoid a fourth straight loss as they travel to Colorado this weekend.
How to Live Stream Marlins vs Dodgers
First pitch for the series finale is set for 3:05 p.m. ET from Marlins Park in Miami. Locally, the game will be broadcast on SportsNet LA as well as Fox Sports Florida. The game will also be televised on the MLB Network, with additional streams available on the MLB Streams subreddit.
The Dodgers go with a number of changes heading into the series finale, including a full outfield switch, while moving Will Smith back behind the plate and Cody Bellinger to first.
Walker Buehler has gotten off to an unreal start on the mound in the month of August, allowing just one run through 15 innings. He last threw six scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks, even though the bullpen ultimately ruined what could've been his 11th win on the season.
Curtis Granderson will get the start in left field, although Harold Ramirez has been much better at the plate this year.
As for the pitchting, the second half of the year for Caleb Smith has been a brutal one. With his strikeout rate dropping and walk rate increasing, Smith is coming off back-to-back losses in the month of August. Through two starts this month, he's allowed 16 hits and 7 runs in just 9.2 innings. He'll look to get back on track with a series-saving start on Thursday.