LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and Angels renew their annual interleague rivalry with four games against one another this week, two in Los Angeles and two games in Anaheim. This marks the latest these two teams have ever faced off since interleague play began in 1997.
Here is a look at the starting pitching matchups scheduled for these four games, beginning with two games at Dodger Stadium.
Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)
Zack Greinke has 23 strikeouts in his last two starts, the third time in his career he struck out double digits in consecutive starts. He has never done it three straight times. After a 1.25 ERA over a nine-start stretch in June and July, allowing more than two runs only twice, Garrett Richards has allowed four runs in each of his last two starts, both losses.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)
Clayton Kershaw goes for his career-high 11th straight win in the second game of the series, and the finale of the Dodgers' eight-game homestand. Since rejoining the Angels in June, Hector Santiago has been very effective, with a 2.81 ERA, 40 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 41⅔ innings.
Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)
As the matchup shifts to Anaheim, Dan Haren is scheduled to make his sixth start against an American League foe in 2014, tops on the Dodgers. Haren is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in five interleague starts this season, with 21 strikeouts and eight walks in 30 innings, and the Dodgers have won four of the five games. Matt Shoemaker has 21 strikeouts since his last walk, with a 3.09 ERA during that span.
Thursday, 7:05 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)
Hyun-jin Ryu pitched a two-hit shutout in his one start against the Angels in 2013. C.J. Wilson allowed six runs while recording four outs on Saturday in Tampa Bay in his first start after missing a month with a right ankle sprain. It continued a devilish run for the Angel, who has allowed six, six, and six runs in his last three starts, and has allowed six runs in four of his last five outings.