After his battle with Nolan Ryan didn't go as planned, Robin Ventura switched age brackets.
The Dodgers continue their homestand Friday night by hosting the Chicago White Sox at Dodger Stadium in what has nearly become an annual battle. One of the quirks of interleague play is that the Dodgers have never played a regular season game at Yankee Stadium, yet this is the fourth time in the last five years the Dodgers have played the Pale Hose.
The Dodgers have played the White Sox five times in interleague play, and have lost all five series, with Chicago winning 11 of 15 games. The last time the Sox were in Los Angeles was 2008, and the one game won by the Dodgers was a shutout by Eric Stults.
The only Dodger with a shutout this season is Clayton Kershaw, and he takes the mound in the series opener. Kershaw is coming off a 12-strikeout performance in Seattle and he has pitched at least seven innings in nine of his last 10 starts.
Left-hander Chris Sale gets the start for the White Sox, looking to extend his streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings. Sale has won five straight starts, allowing four total runs during that span, with seven walks and 43 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings during that span.
The White Sox have lost six of their last nine games after a nine-game winning streak from May 23 to June 1.
Game Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket