Dodgers Vs. Brewers: Aaron Harang Starts Series Opener For L.A.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Aaron Harang #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies on May 12, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Aaron Harang is 1-0 with a 3.54 ERA in three home starts this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for their third straight win on Monday night as they open a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. This series ends a home-friendly schedule for the Dodgers that will have seen them play 18 of 23 games at home. The Dodgers have taken full advantage with a 21-5 home record, tied for the best 26-game home start in franchise history.

Aaron Harang gets the start for the Dodgers, looking to rebound from a poor outing last Tuesday in Arizona that saw him give up five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. That followed a solid run for Harang in which he allowed one run in his previous two starts. Harang has 12 strikeouts and no walks in his last two starts.

Shaun Marcum, starting for the Brewers on Monday, is in a similar situation as Harang. He allowed six runs in his last start, a home loss to San Francisco, but that followed a stretch that saw him give up just seven earned runs over his previous four starts.

Monday is the final game for the Dodgers without superstar center fielder Matt Kemp, who is playing one final rehab game in Triple A Albuquerque on Monday and is expected to be activated on Tuesday. The Dodgers, rather amazingly are 9-4 so far without Kemp.

Monday's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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