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Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw to start vs. Yankees as Dodgers shuffle starting rotation

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The Dodgers are 25-13 in games started by Kershaw and Greinke this season.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

The Dodgers are using their off day on Monday to shuffle the starting rotation, which means their two best pitchers will start both games against the Yankees. Zack Greinke gets the start on Tuesday night, with Clayton Kershaw starting Wednesday night, manager Don Mattingly announced on Saturday before the Dodgers battled the Reds.

Ricky Nolasco will get moved to start the opener of a four-game series on Thursday night at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. Nolasco will be on nine days rest for that game. In a way, this gives Nolasco the All-Star break that the rest of the rotation already had. He started the last game before the break and the first game after the break, staying on regular rest, while everyone else ranged from six to 11 days of rest, or possibly four days depending on how one classifies Kershaw's one inning pitched in the All-Star Game in New York.

Kershaw is 10-6 with a major league leading 1.96 ERA in 22 starts this season. In July he has a 1.62 ERA with 38 strikeouts and just two walks in 39 innings.

Greinke is 8-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 16 starts, including 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA in five July outings.

The Dodgers split two games with the Yankees earlier this season. They were rained out in The Bronx on June 18, but played a doubleheader on June 19, in the Dodgers' only regular season road games against the Yankees.

If the Yankees, who have also played interleague games at Dodger Stadium in 2004 and 2010, remain on their current rotation, the Dodgers will likely face Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda in the two-game series.