For the first time ever the Dodgers will play the Yankees in New York during the regular season. It only took 17 years of interleague play to pit the two storied rivals against one another in their original setting. Here is a look at the television schedule and pitching matchup for the brief two-game series beginning Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Tuesday, 4:05 p.m. (KCAL, MLB Network)
Hyun-jin Ryu starts the opener on five days rest after giving up a season-high 11 hits in his last start. Ryu has three straight quality starts and has allowed nine runs in his last six starts, with a 1.94 ERA during that span. After walking no more than two batters in each of his first 12 starts, Phil Hughes walked five in his last start. Hughes starts the opener for the Yankees, looking to turn around his 6.17 ERA over his last seven starts.
Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. (Prime Ticket, ESPN2)
Chris Capuano is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start the final game in The Bronx, making his first major league start since May 29. Capuano is 8-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 20 games, including 19 starts in interleague play in his career. The Dodgers for the first time face old friend Hiroki Kuroda, who at 38 is having yet another solid season. Kuroda has been especially good at Yankee Stadium, at 4-2 with a 1.96 ERA in six starts, with 27 strikeouts and just seven walks.