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Staff picks: April 18



Arizona baseball vs. USC
Arizona has been meshing, offensively and defensively. Winners of five of the last six games before their trip to USC, the Wildcats went to Los Angeles with momentum and will win their third-straight Pac-12 series.
Arizona 2 games, USC 1

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are the second-best team in NL West, and the Diamondbacks are fifth, after enduring pitching injuries. The Dodgers scored twice as many runs against the Diamondbacks in the three-game sweep. Be prepared for more of that.
Dodgers 3 games, Diamondbacks 0

Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers
Detroit’s strong rotation and consistent offense will be huge factors. While the Angels are fresh off a hard-earned win against the first-place Athletics, Detroit will likely prove too tough of a matchup for Los Angeles.
Tigers 2 games, Angels 1

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Arizona baseball vs. USC
UA baseball was in a slump last month, going 6-15, but the Wildcats improved in April. The team has taken two Pac-12 series in a row and a non-conference win from ASU. With this turnaround, the UA should be victorious against the Trojans.
Arizona 2 games, USC 1

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Diamondbacks have the worst record in all of MLB (4-14), and continue to butcher their first month of the season. Last weekend, the Dodgers swept Arizona in Phoenix. Frenzied Dodgers fans should forget the Puig scandal and go out to support the young phenom.
Dodgers 3 games, Diamondbacks 0

Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers
The Detroit and Angels series could really go both ways. Both teams are almost even with wins and losses this season and the Tigers have been surprisingly unpredictable. Could it be the result of new management or the loss of so many long-time Tigers players? Whatever the reason, I wouldn’t panic so early on in the season.
Tigers 2 games, Angels 1

—Follow Daniela Vizcarra @vizcarra_dw

Arizona Baseball vs. USC
Arizona is coming off of back-to-back wins against UCLA and is three games under .500. The Wildcats could get there if they sweep the Trojans this weekend. With the added incentive of ending the season strong, the Wildcats take this series.
Arizona 2 games, USC 1

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Diamondbacks are currently on a six-game losing streak, and it will be longer after this weekend. The Dodgers have the better lineup and better pitching rotation. The Diamondbacks can only hope to keep it close and steal a game.
Dodgers 2 games, Diamondbacks 1

Anaheim Angels vs. Detroit Tigers
The Tigers are on the road this weekend and will have Max Scherzer on the mound Saturday. With a winning pitcher in Scherzer and the best hitter in the league batting, this should be an easy series to win.
Tigers 2 games, Angels 1

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