LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers try for a sixth straight series win with a rare weekday afternoon home game against the Indians on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Hyun-jin Ryu gets the start for the Dodgers, looking for his 10th win of the season. Since returning from the disabled list on May 21 the left-hander has eight walks in eight starts, and is 6-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 50⅓ innings.
The Dodgers are playing for a 13th straight day, and with a day game following a night game the circumstances have aligned for the house money-est lineup of the season.
In addition to Hanley Ramirez sitting as expected, for the eighth time in the last nine games, regulars Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and Juan Uribe take a rest as well.
The result gives us catcher A.J. Ellis batting second for the ninth time in his career and first this season, Andre Ethier batting third for the first time since April 27, 2013.
Clint Robinson makes his first Dodgers start, at first base, and Scott Van Slyke makes his fifth start against a right-handed pitcher, in right field.
Right-handers Ryan Raburn, in right field, and Mike Aviles, in left field, make their first start of the series for the Indians, against the southpaw Ryu.
Former UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer makes his first start in Los Angeles since getting drafted third overall in the 2011 draft. In eight career road starts he is 0-5 with a 6.94 ERA, with 24 walks and 29 strikeouts in 35 innings. He faced the Dodgers once, on July 8, 2012, throwing six scoreless innings in Arizona in his third major league start, for his first major league win.