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    February 11, 2018 7:29 AM IRST

    (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers hope the desert heat doesnt melt the ice thats keeping their champagne chilled, as they try to clinch an NL West title Wednesday in the third test of a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Lamar Miller Jersey . Watch the game live on TSN2 and TSN Mobile TV, tonight at 10pm et/7pm pt. The Dodgers magic number to clinch their first NL West title since 2009 is two and they got off the schneid with Tuesdays 9-3 win over the Dbacks. Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer during a four-run first inning and Adrian Gonzalez belted a two-run shot in the third inning. Los Angeles had an 8-0 lead by the fourth inning and welcome outfielder Matt Kemp back to the starting lineup. Kemp had a big night at the plate, going 4- for-4 with three RBI, two doubles and a run scored. "It feels good, it feels good just to be with the team and to be able to go out there and run out with them and compete with them, do all that," said Kemp, who was activated from the disabled list on Monday after missing nearly two months with a sprained left ankle. "I miss baseball man, I havent been able to play in a while so it feel good." Zack Greinke was on point once again in the start for L.A. and delivered six innings of two-run ball, five strikeouts and one walk. Four relievers combined to allow one run the rest of the way and the Dodgers halted a four-game slide to win for just the fourth time in the past 13 tries. Los Angeles is 1-1 on its 10-game road trip and will send Stephen Fife to the mound Wednesday night. Fife is taking the place of ace Clayton Kershaw, who will get extra rest and has tossed a Major League-leading 223 innings. "They want me to be well-rested if I pitch deep (into October)," Kershaw said on the clubs website. "I dont think I need it, but Im not going to argue about it." Fife, meanwhile, has a 4-3 record and a 3.38 ERA in 11 games, nine of which have been starts, this season and the Dodgers have lost three of his last four trips to the mound. In a 19-3 loss to San Francisco on Saturday, Fife was reached for five runs and six hits in three innings. The right-hander faced the Dbacks for the first time in his career in a 4-0 loss last Aug. 1 and gave up two runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Arizona hopes to postpone L.A.s title plans and had won three in a row and four of five games until Tuesdays lopsided loss. Dbacks All-Star Patrick Corbin was roughed up in two innings of work, as he permitted six runs and seven hits, including two home runs. "They got a couple of hits early and I was leaving some breaking balls up," said Corbin. "I just couldnt find my spots early and they were able to get some hits." Aaron Hill hit a solo home run and Paul Goldschmidt continued his recent tear with two hits and a run scored in defeat. Goldschmidt is batting .556 with 15 hits, nine RBI and two homers during a seven-game hitting streak. The Diamondbacks, who are nine games off a wild card berth, will turn to Brandon McCarthy in the third installment of this series with the Dodgers and he is just 4-9 with a 4.58 ERA in 19 starts this season. McCarthy is also just 2-6 in his past eight decisions and did not factor in the outcome of a 7-5 loss to Colorado on Friday, when he allowed two runs across six innings. McCarthy has a 2-4 record in 10 home starts and is 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers. Arizona leads the season series with Los Angeles by a 9-8 margin, but the Dodgers have won six of the previous eight encounters. Julien Davenport Jersey . - Chris Davis hit a two-run double, scoring Nelson Cruz in his Orioles debut in Baltimores 9-7 win over to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Kevin Johnson Jersey . - The width of Alec Martinezs shin guard was the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series opener.England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Investec Test series with a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Durham. But who were the standout performers? We picked out a player of the day at the end of each of the four days of the Test, with centurions Moeen Ali and Dinesh Chandimal both understandable inclusions while impressive knocks of 80 see Joe Root and Angelo Mathews round off our quartet.That means no place for man of the match James Anderson as the seamer - impressive throughout - spread his eight wickets during the game across the three days England were in the field. Click on the video at the top of the page to watch the quartets top performances, with a rundown below of why they were selected.DAY ONE - Having won the toss, England captain Alastair Cook elected to bat and will have been happy to see his side reach 310-6 at stumps. Root was the key man for England, making 80 in a positive knock that set the tone for the whole innings.DAY TWO - Beginning the day on 28, Ali was dropped early on before taking full advantage of his second chance to finish 155 not out. Marcus Gilchrist Jersey. By that stage he had helped guide England up to 498-9 declared and the hosts drove home their advantage to reduce Sri Lanka to 91-8 at the close.DAY THREE - England would have hoped to seal victory on day three after bowling Sri Lanka out for 101 and enforcing the follow on. However, the tourists finally showed some resilience with Mathews leading the way. The Sri Lanka skipper hit a well-made 80 to frustrate England.DAY FOUR - The Sri Lanka fightback continued on day four with Chandimal at the forefront. Having been dropped down to No 6, he responded superbly and had made 126, ensuring England would have to bat again, before he was bowled by Stuart Broad.Watch England take on Sri Lanka in the third Investec Test at Lords from 10am on Thursday June 9, live on Sky Sports 2 HD. 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