One night after Dodger Stadium held Japanese-American Community Night, it will host just the sixth meeting between two Japanese starting pitchers, as Hiroki Kuroda takes on Hisanori Takahashi of the Mets:
|Japanese Starting Pitching Duels in MLB|
|5/7/99||Mac Suzuki (Sea)||Hideki Irabu (NYY)||NYY 10, Sea 1|
|7/22/00||Hideo Nomo (Det)||Mac Suzuki (KC)||Det 2, KC 0|
|6/19/02||Mac Suzuki (KC)||Tomo Ohka (Mon)||Mon 6, KC 3|
Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos)
||Tomo Ohka (Tor)||Bos 9, Mon 3|
|6/19/09||Kenshin Kawakami (Atl)||Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos)
||Atl 8, Bos 2|
The Dodgers swept the Cardinals in a three-game series at home this year, then got swept in a four-game set in St. Louis. Let's do the same with the Mets, who swept the Dodgers at home in a three-game series in April.
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Game Time: 7:10 p.m.