The Los Angeles Dodgers went 6-9 in interleague play, including losing five of six games on the road last week to the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, to see their lead in the National League West trimmed to three games over the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers conclude their road trip with a three-game series against the Giants at AT&T Park, and here's a look at the series pitching matchups and broadcast information.
Monday, 7:15 p.m. PDT (Prime Ticket)
Nathan Eovaldi has made five starts for the Dodgers and has pitched pretty well, with a 2.35 ERA and 20 strikeouts and 12 walks in 30 2/3 innings. But the Dodgers have lost all five games thanks to scoring just three runs while Eovaldi is in the game. Barry Zito, who allowed three runs in six innings in a loss at Dodger Stadium on May 7, starts for San Francisco.
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. PDT (KCAL)
Clayton Kershaw has a 1.34 career ERA against the Giants in 13 games, including 12 starts. But in San Francisco he has been even better at 0.45, including winning his last four starts at AT&T Park without giving up an earned run in 31 2/3 innings. Ryan Vogelsong turned down the Dodgers' offer of a minor league contract before the 2011 season, and all he has done for the Giants is win 19 games with a 2.61 ERA, including a 6-3 record this season with a 2.41 ERA.
Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. PDT (Prime Ticket)
Chad Billingsley looks to shake off blowing a 5-0 lead in his last start Friday in Anaheim, while Tim Lincecum looks to reconcile his 6.07 ERA and 2-8 record despite striking out 24.1% of the batters he has faced this season.
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