Dodgers at Cubs, 5:05PM PT, TV: WGN, SPNLA
This the first time the Cubs and Dodgers have played each other this season. The Dodgers send lefty Clayton Kershaw out to face the Cubbies’ lefty Tsuyoshi Wada. Kershaw is 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA. He’s given up as many home runs this year as he did all of last year, which hasn’t helped. On the other hand, his last five appearances have been quality starts. He’s struck out double-digit batters in his last three starts and five of his last seven. Wada is 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in six starts. He played nine years in Japan before signing with the Orioles in 2011, but he’s had injury troubles including Tommy John surgery, which has made for a slow start to his American MLB career. He’s 34 years old.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Cubs: Puig RF Pederson CF Turner 3B Gonzalez 1B Kendrick 2B Van Slyke LF Hernandez SS Ellis C Kershaw P
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