The Los Angeles Dodgers open up a nine-game road trip on Tuesday night as they battle the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Dodgers are 5-4 so far in interleague play this season, with series against Oakland and the Angels this week to close out their American League schedule.
The first two games of this series will be televised by KCAL, with Wednesday's series finale, an afternoon game, on Prime Ticket. Here is a look at the series pitching matchups:
Tuesday - 7:07 p.m. (KCAL)
Aaron Harang (5-3, 3.59 ERA) is 4-1 with a 2.37 ERA in his last eight starts, while Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 2.79) has a 1.85 ERA at home. Harang began his career in Oakland in 2002, and hasn't pitched in Oakland since leaving the A's in 2003. McCarthy has never faced the Dodgers in his career.
Wednesday - 7:07 p.m. (KCAL)
Nathan Eovaldi (0-2, 1.82) makes his fifth start for the Dodgers, looking for run support. The Dodgers have scored two runs with Eovaldi in the game, and his four starts have produced four one-run losses. Tom Milone (6-5, 4.48) has allowed 14 runs in 16 innings in three June starts.
Thursday - 12:35 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
The best pitching matchup of the series comes on Thursday afternoon, with Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.86) starting against Jarrod Parker (3-3, 2.82) in the series finale. Parker allowed no runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Dodgers last September 27, while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in his major league debut.
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