ANAHEIM -- The Dodgers play their final two interleague games of the regular season beginning Wednesday night against the Angels in Anaheim, and Matt Kemp will serve as the designated hitter in the road opener against the Halos.
Kemp, who was named the National League Player of the Week after hitting five home runs in six games last week, is batting fifth for the Dodgers on Wednesday.
This is the second time this season Kemp is the DH. He was 1-for-5 with a double on May 1 in the first game of a doubleheader in Minnesota. In three career games as designated hitter - the other two came in 2011 - Kemp is 3-for-13 with a home run, a double, three RBI, three runs scored and a walk.
Dodgers designated hitters in 2014 are hitting .290/.378/.419 with four doubles, five walks and five RBI in eight games.
The move allows Andre Ethier to start in right field, his second start in the last 13 games. Ethier, in a 5-for-40 slump, bats seventh.
Justin Turner gets the start at third base in place of Juan Uribe, batting eighth. Turner has reached base via hit or walk in each of his last 16 starts. The last start in which he didn't reach base was June 4, when he was 0-for-4 against the White Sox. Since then, interrupted only by a three-week stint on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, Turner is hitting .400 (28-for-70) with six extra-base hits.