* The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games against the Cubs, while outscoring them 44-19 over the stretch.
* The Cubs have won three of their last four games, after winning just four of their previous 19 games.
* The Dodgers are hitting .311 (165/530) against rookie pitchers this season – the highest average in the majors.
* With three innings on Friday night, Dan Haren will become the third active pitcher with 1000 innings in both the American and National Leagues (also Tim Hudson and A.J. Burnett).
* Yasiel Puig is hitting .462 (12/26) with eight runs scored and eight extra-base hits over his last six games. Puig also has punched out multiple hits in five of his six career games against the Cubs.
* Anthony Rizzo (32 hits) and Chris Coghlan (32) had the most hits (64 – tied with Philadelphia’s duo of Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd) by any duo in the senior circuit in July.