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Yasmani Grandal catches Clayton Kershaw in Dodgers' opener with Brewers

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Fresh off his walk-off home run on Sunday, Yasmani Grandal will catch Clayton Kershaw in the Dodgers' series opener against the Brewers on Monday night at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

This will be the second time in six starts that Grandal will catch Kershaw. On Sunday, A.J. Ellis started against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal is 4-for-5 in his last two games, with a double and Sunday's home run.

Jimmy Rollins has faced Kyle Lohse far more than any other Dodger, with 50 career plate appearances against the right-hander. Rollins is just 9-for-46 (.196) against Lohse, but with four walks, a double and two home runs. One of the home runs came last season, at Miller Park.

Adrian Gonzalez is 10-for-26 (.385) with five doubles and two home runs against Lohse, an .808 slugging percentage. In his career at Miller Park, Gonzalez is hitting .406/.473/.792 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 25 RBI in 24 games.

Carlos Gomez, who returned from the disabled list over the weekend after missing two weeks with a right hamstring strain, is 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles, a home run and a walk against Kershaw.

Ryan Braun is 10-for-30 (.333) with a home run, a double and a walk against Kershaw, while Gerardo Parra is 9-for-26 (.346) with three doubles and two walks against him. The left-handed Parra sits though on Monday.

Old friend Elian Herrera starts at second base for Milwaukee.