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There have been plenty of reasons to cheer at Dodger Stadium this season.
There have been plenty of reasons to cheer at Dodger Stadium this season.

The Dodgers are off to a 17-4 start at home this season and while the pitching has been a factor in that success, the offense has really come alive at Dodger Stadium.

Player Home OPS (PA) Road OPS (PA)
Kemp 1.201 (73) 1.141 (66)
Ethier .998 (86) .820 (75)
Ellis, A.J. .930 (70) .975 (54)
Abreu .901 (26) .800 (15)
Uribe .838 (61) .195 (26)
Loney .813 (75) .529 (59)
Ellis, M. .733 (78) .738 (76)
Rivera .563 (36) .682 (51)
Gordon .365 (84) .650 (71)

Kennedy 1.071 (30) .349 (30)
Sellers .944 (18) .170 (19)
Van Slyke .804 (8) .000 (1)
Gwynn .788 (45) .712 (39)
Hairston .687 (23) .956 (40)
Treanor .664 (11) .576 (17)
Sands .500 (4) .750 (4)
Herrera .500 (2) .750 (4)

The Dodgers are hitting .288/.365/.420 and averaging 4.57 runs per game at home, compared to .236/.309/.389 and 4.17 runs per game on the road. The Dodgers have outscored their opponents at home this year, 96 to 57.

Tonight, the Dodgers look to continue that home success with their best pitcher on the mound. Since the beginning of last season, Clayton Kershaw is 14-2 with a 1.77 ERA in 21 starts at home, with 33 unintentional walks and 147 strikeouts in 152 2/3 innings.

Jake Westbrook makes his eighth start of the season for the Cardinals, looking for his fifth win. He has allowed three runs in three road starts this season, with a 0.88 ERA, eight walks, and 16 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings.

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: KCAL, MLB Network

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