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Dodgers Open Four-Game Set With Mets

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One night after Dodger Stadium held Japanese-American Community Night, it will host just the sixth meeting between two Japanese starting pitchers, as Hiroki Kuroda takes on Hisanori Takahashi of the Mets:

Japanese Starting Pitching Duels in MLB
Date Road Home Result
5/7/99 Mac Suzuki (Sea) Hideki Irabu (NYY) NYY 10, Sea 1
7/22/00 Hideo Nomo (Det) Mac Suzuki (KC) Det 2, KC 0
6/19/02 Mac Suzuki (KC) Tomo Ohka (Mon) Mon 6, KC 3
5/9/07 Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos)  
Tomo Ohka (Tor) Bos 9, Mon 3
6/19/09 Kenshin Kawakami (Atl) Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos)  
Atl 8, Bos 2

Lineups

Mets      Dodgers
SS Reyes SS Furcal
CF Pagan LF Carroll
3B Wright RF Ethier
1B Davis CF Kemp
RF Francoeur 3B Blake
LF Carter
1B Loney
C Thole 2B Belliard          
2B Castillo C Martin
P Takahashi   P Kuroda

The Dodgers swept the Cardinals in a three-game series at home this year, then got swept in a four-game set in St. Louis. Let's do the same with the Mets, who swept the Dodgers at home in a three-game series in April.

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Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: KCAL

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