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Clayton Kershaw Looks To Continue Stellar Season Against Astros Tonight

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (13-5) takes the mound tonight as he looks to extend his home winning streak to eight games tonight against Wandy Rodriguez (8-8) and the Houston Astros, whom have lost four straight games.

Kershaw will try to rebound from a less than stellar start against the Arizona Diamondbacks where he allowed four runs, five hits, and three walks in 6.1 innings of work.  It was the only blemish in his last six starts as he hadn't allowed more than two runs per game in that span.  

Kershaw currently leads the NL in strikeouts with 184 and tied for third in wins with 13.  

Rodriguez is coming off a win against the diamondbacks, in which he allowed only two hits in six innings pitched with five strikeouts and four walks.  The southpaw shut the Dodgers earlier this year where he went six innings, allowed seven hits, a walk, and six strikeouts.  In his career against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Rodriguez has posted a 1.15 ERA in 6 appearances.  

Lineups:


LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
1. SS Jamey Carroll
2. 3B Casey Blake
3. RF Andre Ethier
4. CF Matt Kemp
5. 1B Juan Rivera
6. C Rod Barajas
7. SS Justin Sellers
8. LF Tony Gwynn
9. P Clayton Kershaw

HOUSTON ASTROS:
1. CF Jason Bourgeois
2. 2B Jose Altuve
3. LF J.D. Martinez
4. 1B Carlos Lee
5. 3B Jimmy Paredes
6. RF Jason Michaels
7. SS Clint Barmes
8. C Carlos Corporan
9. P Wandy Rodriguez