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NL West Favorites Collide: D-Backs at Dodgers

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Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 1:05pm

The top two teams in the NL West face off today at Camelback Ranch, as the Diamondbacks visit the Dodgers in Glendale.

Hiroki Kuroda, in competition with Chad Billingsley for the role of opening day starter, gets the start today. The starters have been getting stretched out of late, but to date nobody has lasted more than three innings. Per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, Kuroda will be followed by Jeff Weaver, Eric Stults, and Guillermo Mota.


Hiroki Kuroda

#18 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-1

210

R

R

Feb 10, 1975


Speaking of opening day starters, Brandon Webb will start for the Diamondbacks.


Brandon Webb

#17 / Pitcher / Arizona Diamondbacks

6-2

230

R

R

May 09, 1979


Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts has today's Dodger lineup:

Furcal SS
Hudson 2B
Ethier RF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Pierre LF
Ausmus C
Kuroda P

That looks awfully close to the opening day lineup, with the only notable omissions being the two all-stars, Martin and Ramirez.

Although I haven't seen a link on Dodgers.com, today's game was in the press release a few weeks ago as one of the games being streamed online. Click here to watch.

MLB.com box score