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Fathers Day Battle - June 21st - Angels - Dodgers

Game 70

Road Game 36

Los Angeles Dodgers (45-24) vs. L.A. Angels of Anaheim (36-30)  

      Sun., June 21, 2009

5:05 p.m. PT

Night Game 50

LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-5, 4.13) vs. RHP John Lackey (2-2, 6.10)

Angel Stadium

Fathers Day has not been kind to the Dodgers as they have lost four straight Father Day contests. In this decade the Dodgers are 4-5 on Father’s Day, and tonight will mark the fourth time that the Dodgers and Angels are playing on Father’s Day since 2000 with the Halos having taken two of the three so far. The Dodgers and Angels last got together on a Father’s Day in Anaheim in 2002, with the Boys in Blue winning 5-4, behind a homer from Eric Karros.

 Fresh off their 6 - 4 victory last night the Dodgers attempt to win their sixth series out of the last eight when they battle the Angels for the last time in 2009 on the ESPN game of the week tonight.  The Dodgers are unbeaten in their previous seven series, going 5-0-2 with a 14-8 overall mark in that span.  The Angels were the last team to win a series against the Dodgers on May 22-24 when they took two out of three at Chavez Ravine.

Matt Kemp taped a special Father’s Day piece that will air on ESPN tonight.  Kemp leads the Dodgers and ranks 10th in the National League with a .345 average (20-for-58) in June to go along with six steals in seven attempts. Kemp is hitting .400 (8-for-20) against the Angels in the five games between the two squads this season, but is 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts in his career against John Lackey.

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