Opponent--Pittsburgh Pirates, three games.
* Site--Three Rivers Stadium.
* Today--3 p.m. PDT.
* TV--Fox Sports West 2, Monday and Tuesday.
* Radio--XTRA (1150), KWKW (1330).
* Records--Dodgers 41-48, Pirates 45-45.
* Record vs. Pirates--1-5.
PIRATES' TODD RITCHIE (9-6, 3.92 ERA)
DODGERS' CARLOS PEREZ (2-9, 6.95 ERA)
* Update--The Dodgers take a modest two-game winning streak and some warm bats into Pittsburgh. Raul Mondesi ended a 112-at-bat homerless streak with his three-run shot against Steve Sparks on Saturday. Eric Karros had his third multi-homer game this season and the 13th of his career. Perez is looking for his first win since May 29. Pittsburgh took two of three from AL Central-leading Cleveland to open the second half and get back to .500. The Pirates have owned the Dodgers so far this season, winning five of six including a three-game sweep the last time the teams met at Three Rivers Stadium May 31-June 2. Ritchie leads the Pirate starters in wins and is 3-0, 1.87 in his last three starts. He has already beaten the Dodgers twice this season.
* Monday, 4 p.m. PDT--Jose Silva (2-7, 6.72) vs. Darren Dreifort (7-8, 5.77).
* Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. PDT--Kevin Brown (9-6, 3.72) vs Jason Schmidt (8-7, 4.21).