The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon seek their third five-game winning streak of the last three weeks, and a weekend sweep of the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Hiroki Kuroda gets the start for the Dodgers, looking to improve on his last start, when he allowed four home runs in Washington.
Kuroda gave up three home runs in the first inning to the Nationals on Labor Day, the first Dodgers starter to allow three first inning home runs since Fernando Valenzuela in 1985. It was even more rare for Kuroda, who had not allowed more than two home runs in any of his previous 109 major league starts.
Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the Giants, looking for his third straight double-digit strikeout game. He struck out 13 Padres in his last start and 11 Cubs on August 31. Since the beginning of August, Bumgarner has a 2.28 ERA in seven starts, with 55 strikeouts in 52 innings.
Sunday's 1:05 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.