The Dodgers make their first trip to Kauffman Stadium in nine years for an interleague series against the Royals. Here is a look at the pitching matchups for the three-game set.
Monday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Zack Greinke is 36-28 with a 3.48 ERA in 110 career games in Kansas City, including 90 starts, his last start at Kauffman Stadium coming in 2012. Jeremy Guthrie has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts, with a 2.52 ERA during that span, with 32 strikeouts and 13 walks in 39⅓ innings.
Tuesday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Clayton Kershaw last started in an American League park in 2012, when he allowed one run in eight innings. He is 7-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 18 interleague starts in his career, including 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA on the road. Danny Duffy pitched in relief in April but since rejoining the Royals rotation he has allowed two our fewer runs in six of his nine starts, including a 1.75 ERA, 23 strikeouts and six walks in June.
Wednesday, 5:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Dan Haren has been flirting with the minimum definition of a quality start all season, and in the last two months it has been most evident. In his last 10 starts, Haren has allowed 30 earned runs in 61 innings. James Shields allowed only five home runs in his first 10 starts, but has given up nine home runs in his last six starts, resulting in a 5.54 ERA, though the Royals have won five of those six games.