The Dodgers' difficulty with last-place teams has become an issue coast to coast.
Los Angeles went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and was beaten by a cellar-dweller for the fifth straight game, losing to the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
The Dodgers managed only five hits after being swept in a four-game series at home by woeful Cincinnati.
"We hit a lot of balls hard and didn't get rewarded for it," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "The fight was there, and it just didn't happen. I know it sounds redundant, but these are our guys, and we've got to keep going."
Chen, who came into...