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Kershaw, Dodgers Go For Series Win In Colorado

Clayton Kershaw has a 5.88 career ERA in nine starts at Coors Field.
Clayton Kershaw has a 5.88 career ERA in nine starts at Coors Field.

The Dodgers look for their sixth series win in eight tries this season on Wednesday afternoon as they conclude their three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field. In addition to opening 2012 by winning five of their first seven series, the Dodgers ended 2011 with 10 series wins in their last 11.

During that span, which dates back to August 22, the Dodgers are 42-17 (.712), the best record in baseball. The Texas Rangers have the second-best record during that span at 40-18 (.690).

Wednesday's series finale in Colorado features the seventh pick of the 2006 draft against the fifth pick of the 2010 draft. Clayton Kershaw is 6-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 16 career starts against the Rockies, but has had differing results home and away.

Clayton Kershaw Against The Rockies
Location Starts W-L Team IP H R ER BB K ERA FIP WHIP
Dodger Stadium 7 3-1 6-1 41.2 28 10 8 24 43 1.73 3.03 1.248
Coors Field 9 3-3 4-5 49.0 52 32 32 24 52 5.88 4.49 1.551

The Dodgers lost both of Kershaw's starts in Colorado last season, as he allowed nine runs in 12 innings with four walks and 14 strikeouts.

Drew Pomeranz, the prize of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade with Cleveland last season, if 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA so far this season, and he has yet to pitch longer than five innings in any of his three starts this season.

Starting Lineups

After six games out of the lineup, Juan Rivera returns to the starting lineup for the Dodgers, at first base against the left-hander. Juan Uribe must still be having wrist issues as he would have been a lock to start today. Instead Jerry Hairston Jr. starts at third base, his first start since getting hit on the left hand by a pitch on Saturday. Dee Gordon, 3-for-25 against southpaws this season, sits against Pomeranz.

Dodgers Rockies
LF Gwynn 2B Herrera
2B Ellis CF Fowler
CF Kemp LF Gonzalez
1B Rivera
SS Tulowitzki
RF Ethier 1B Helton
3B Hairston RF Cuddyer
SS Sellers
C Rosario
C Ellis 3B Nelson
P Kershaw P Pomeranz

Game Time: 12:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday