The Dodgers begin the home portion of their interleague schedule on Monday night, opening a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers, looking for his first win since May 29. Former Dodger Brad Penny gets the start for Detroit.
Kershaw is 6-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 15 starts this season, though he has struggled this month. In his first two starts of June, Kershaw allowed six runs each time, but rebounded to allow just one run in seven innings last Tuesday against Cincinnati. All three starts for Kershaw in June have resulted in no-decisions.
Penny, who was 46-33 with a 4.07 ERA in four and half seasons with the Dodgers, winning 16 games and making the All-Star team in both 2006 and 2007, is on his fourth team since leaving the Dodgers after 2008. This season in Detroit, Penny is 5-5 with a 4.93 ERA in 14 starts.
Matt Kemp, who is hitting .328/.415/.622 with 20 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 73 games this season, has moved into fourth place in All-Star voting among National League outfielders. Kemp is 5-for-17 with five walks through the first six games of the homestand.
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