The Dodgers try for their fourth consecutive win on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series against the Yankees at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are 7-5 in interleague play this season, including 2-0 at home.
All eight remaining interleague games this season for the Dodgers will be played at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers and Yankees split two games in June at Yankee Stadium in the Dodgers' first ever regular season trip to The Bronx.
This marks the third regular season visit to Dodger Stadium for the Yankees, who came to town in 2004 and 2010. Andy Pettitte started the last Yankees game in Los Angeles on June 27, 2010, aka The Broxton Game. Pettitte starts Tuesday night for the Yankees, looking to snap a personal two-game losing streak.
Carl Crawford has faced Pettitte the most among Dodgers with 46 career plate appearances against the southpaw, and is hitting .326/.356/.349 against him. Crawford is back in the lineup after missing two games with a fever that got so bad he went to the emergency room as a precaution.
Hanley Ramirez is 6-for-10 with two doubles against Pettitte, Juan Uribe is 3-for-10 with a home run, and Mark Ellis is 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles and two walks. On the flip side, Adrian Gonzalez is 1-for-8 against the left-hander.
Zack Greinke looks for his ninth win of the season and 100th win of his career. Thanks mostly to his time in Kansas City he has a history with several Yankees, with six different Yankees with at least 18 plate appearances against him.
Lyle Overbay is 8-for-23 (.348) with two home runs and a double, Robinson Cano is 6-for-16 (.375) with a triple and two walks, Alfonso Soriano is 6-for-21 (.286) with a pair of doubles, Ichiro Suzuki is 8-for-25 (.320) with two walks, Derek Jeter is 5-for-18 (.278) with a double, and Vernon Wells is 6-for-25 (.240) with a double.
The Dodgers, who are 26-6 in their last 32 games, are 18-5 in July. They need wins in their two final games of the month to finish 20-5 (.800), which would mark their best July since moving to Los Angeles, beating July 1962 (20-6). The only better single month in Los Angeles Dodgers history was April 1977 (17-3).
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV: KCAL, MLB Network