Will Dodgers hand Marlins third straight loss? MLB Predictions 5/18/17

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles Thursday

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles Thursday

The Dodgers activated Adrian Gonzalez from the disabled list Thursday, hopeful that two weeks to rehabilitate a sore right elbow and lower back will restore the power stroke that made the veteran first baseman one of baseball's most consistent run-producers for the past decade.

Turner will have an MRI test Friday.

For the first time in seven starts this year, Ryu got more than two runs of support. His first hit, a single against Edinson Volquez, was a tad more solid than the last: a 96-mph flare to roughly the same soft spot in the Marlins' shift.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -185 money line favorites versus the Marlins, who have odds of +160 to pull off the upset tonight in L.A. With Edinson Volquez set to face Hyun-Jin Ryu in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs.

"I do expect the ball to come off better", Manager Dave Roberts said prior to the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen and catcher Yasmani Grandal celebrate after their 7-2 win against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Los Angeles Thursday
Will Dodgers hand Marlins third straight loss? MLB Predictions 5/18/17

"They asked me, and I'm interested in the good of the game", Roberts said. Ryu walked a whopping six batters in the contest and threw just 57 of his 101 pitches for strikes. Volquez was with the Dodgers for part of the season in 2013.

"I'm good, I'm playing", Gonzalez said in a brief exchange with reporters before the game. I said sorry and he sent me pictures (of the arm).

Volquez is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA in nine career starts against the Dodgers and has struggled with Turner (6-for-12, one homer).

The 30-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in two home starts this season compared to being 0-4 with a 5.59 ERA and 1.81 WHIP on the road.

Marlins: RHP Tom Koehler (bursitis right shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He had a quality start against the Braves, allowing one run in six innings. In his last start he recorded his fourth-straight win after six scoreless innings at Colorado.

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