MLB Expert picks: Reds@ Dodgers; 10:40 PM

Stadium on Thursday night. The NL West-leading Dodgers are going to start their second-half home schedule Thursday night. In the occasion, Zack Greinke will try to offer Los Angeles its first seven-game winning streak in three years. It is also his No. 100 for his career. The Dodgers (53-47) have a record of plating a pair of runs against Colorado in their latest three games before the All-Star break, having a record of 2 1/2 games off in the first half of the West lead. Los Angeles, however, has moved 1 1/2 in front of the second-place Arizona after rounding up a 6-0 trip with Wednesday's 8-3, 10-inning win over Toronto. The Dodgers are the winners of 23 out of 28 since they had occupied the last place in the West on June 21. They had tied it in the ninth and bolstered in the 10th with superb homers from Yasiel Puig and Mark Ellis. They've the record of winning 10 consecutive games on the road for the first time since having an 11-0 in 1955. At that time, they were based out of Brooklyn.

Baseball predictions expert reports that Los Angeles had hit an average of .326 and collected 7.8 runs on average on its trip. It had last won seven consecutive during a nine-game set on May 9-18, 2010. Greinke who is at 8-2 with a 3.36 ERA, has won five starts straight before the Dodgers' 3-1, 10-inning win at Washington on Saturday. The right-hander had had to go through some rough spots as he retired the side in order just once, however, he lasted for six innings and allowed just one run. Greinke is 6-0 with an ERA of 2.09 in eight career starts at the Dodger Stadium, which includes a 5-0 mark with an ERA of 2.17in this season which is his first with the club. He's at 4-0 with an ERA of 2.14 in total six starts against the Reds after he beat them for a pair of times in the last season while he was with Milwaukee. Cincinnati (58-44), however, is arriving Los Angeles after hitting an average of .350 and scoring a total of 31 runs while grabbing three out of four at San Francisco. Meanwhile, Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco each had collected eight hits in this series while they had a combined 13 RBIs. Frazier had elongated his hitting streak to seven in Wednesday's 8-3 victory, while Mesoraco brought in a pair of runs. The Reds will continue their trip with Mat Latos, who is 9-3 with a 3.53ERA, occupying the hill.

The right-hander wound up a 5-4 winner against Pittsburgh after yielding three runs and four hits – including a pair of homers - over five innings. Latos is however looking for his first win at Dodgers stadium. He has a 3.95 ERA there but he has lost all five starts there. Reds first baseman Joey Votto is batting at .357 with two homers in a seven-game hitting streak at Dodger Stadium. He has total three homers in 16 at_bats off Greinke. Puig, who had hit his solo homer in total 17 games on Wednesday, will meet Latos for the first time. The star rookie is now batting at an average of .458 at home. Los Angeles won four out of total six from Cincinnati the last season, including two out of total three at home.

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