As statistics go, this one is pretty telling. Also, pretty ridiculous.

The major league teams without a winning streak of longer than three games this season: the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.

Which one of these teams does not belong?

That group includes the last-place team in the National League West, the last place team in the American League Central, the two teams at the bottom of the National League East — and the Dodgers, the one with the world-record payroll and World Series aspirations.

On Tuesday, the Dodgers pounded the Cincinnati Reds, 6-1. On Wednesday, the Dodgers will go for their first four-game winning streak this season. It is time to roll, past time to get on a roll.

Is this the roll?

"We'll find out," outfielder Andre Ethier said. "We've got to keep going. We don't want to sit here and waste an opportunity."

The Dodgers have gained a game on the first-place San Francisco Giants on consecutive nights. The NL West deficit is down to 71/2 games, with 96 to play.