The Dodgers will see a familiar face on Wednesday in Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.
The Marlins acquired Eovaldi from the Dodgers last July in the trade that brought shortstop Hanley Ramirez to Los Angeles. Eovaldi, 23, lost his only other start against the club that drafted him out of high school in 2008, and is 5-10 with a 4.19 ERA since joining Miami.
The Dodgers have been thrilled with Ramirez, who is hitting .346 this season and .306 since the trade. But Ramirez, who spent seven seasons with the Marlins, has one hit in his past 19 at-bats against his former club.
Yasiel Puig is likely to return to the starting lineup for the Dodgers after manager Don Mattingly did not start the rookie on Tuesday. Puig was late to the ballpark, resulting in a fine from the team, though that was not the reason he did not start. Puig entered Tuesday hitless in his last 11 at-bats and 6-for-35 (.171) over his past nine games.
Puig still impacted Tuesday's game, entering in a double switch in the sixth inning and blasting a solo home run on the first pitch he saw in the eighth to break a 4-4 tie. The Dodgers won, 6-4, and are 26-5 in the second half and 43-10 since June 22.
Eovaldi hasn't won since July 12 against the Nationals, as the hard-throwing right-hander hasn't received much run support. Recently, he had a stretch of five games where the Marlins did not score while he was in the game. Eovaldi pitched well in those games, but was charged with 11 runs on 12 hits in three innings his last time out, which had the Marlins wondering if Eovaldi was tipping pitches. The club determined that was not the case, though.
"No big alarms," said pitching coach Chuck Hernandez. "We checked some things out and made sure everything is OK. Maybe he was showing something, but it would be hard to say why they [the Giants] were seeing it, and the last five teams before that weren't seeing it. We checked it out to make sure he was fine."
Zack Greinke will get the ball for the Dodgers, who are 16-4 when the right-hander starts. Greinke has won eight of his past nine decisions and has not allowed a run in his last 13 2/3 innings.
Greinke is 2-0 in five career appearances (four starts) against the Marlins despite a 4.85 ERA. He has never pitched at Marlins Park, which opened last season.
Dodgers: Uribe solid on road trip
Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe had two hits on Tuesday night, and is 10-for-17 with one home run, three doubles and four RBIs in five games on the current seven-game road trip.
Uribe has raised his average to .283, second on the Dodgers to Adrian Gonzalez (.298) among players who have been on the active roster all season.
In five games against the Marlins this season, Uribe is 9-for-13 with one double and three RBIs.
• Matt Kemp, on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle, had a scheduled day of rest Tuesday after testing his ankle by running and making modest turns on Monday at Marlins Park. The outfielder has been sidelined since July 21, and is unlikely to return this month.
"September would be the best-case scenario for Matt," Mattingly said.
Marlins: Solano finds success batting second
The Marlins appear to have settled on Donovan Solano as their No. 2 hitter, after giving just about everyone on the roster a look in that spot.
In 82 at-bats in the No. 2 hole, Solano is hitting .341. He's benefited from having slugger Giancarlo Stanton behind him, and is seeing more strikes.
"They don't want to put me on base and face Stanton," Solano said. "They want to throw strikes and get me out."
Solano is 7-for-20 on the homestand. Over his past 24 games, the second baseman has driven in 18 runs.
• Stanton tied his season high with three hits on Tuesday, and is hitting .333 (10-for-30) during his seven-game hit streak.
• Logan Morrison has at least one hit in all five of his career games against the Dodgers.
• Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is hitless in his past 11 at-bats.
• Marlins infielder Greg Dobbs is 11-for-31 (.355) in his last nine games against the Dodgers, with three doubles and four RBIs.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.