LOS ANGELES -- Scott Van Slyke continues his streak on Wednesday night as the Dodgers close out their homestand against the White Sox. Van Slyke gets the call in center field against left-hander John Danks, his 15th start in 15 games against southpaw starters this season.
Van Slyke has been the Dodgers' best hitter against left-handed pitchers this season, hitting .282/.429/.718 with four home runs, five doubles and 10 walks in 49 plate appearances. He has never faced Danks.
Wednesday is the second career major league start in center field for Van Slyke, who also started in center field Monday.
The Dodgers went back to Yasiel Puig batting second, moving Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez up to third and fourth, respectively, for the first time since May 22. Puig had batted third for the last 12 games.
In 26 games with Puig, Ramirez and Gonzalez batting 2-3-4 this season, the Dodgers have averaged 4.96 runs per game.
Ramirez is 2-for-3 with a home run and a double against Danks in his career. Matt Kemp, batting fifth in left field, is 1-for-3 with three walks against Danks.
The Dodgers are 7-7 against left-handed starting pitchers this season.
Alejandro De Aza is 3-for-6 with a walk against Beckett and gets the start in right field for Chicago.