LOS ANGELES -- It's interleague play week for the Dodgers back home at Dodger Stadium, hosting the Athletics for two games to start the week. Here is a look at the pitching matchup and schedule for the two games in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Sadly, a fake Jon Heyman / drug store Twitter account wasn't accurate in Sonny Gray getting traded to the Cubs, so the Dodgers will have to face the young ace in the series opener. Gray's 3.10 ERA in July makes this his worst month of the season. He has allowed two or fewer runs in 14 of his 20 starts this season, and is averaging 6.83 innings per start. The 25-year-old is second in the American League with a 2.30 ERA, second to former teammate and already-traded Scott Kazmir, and slightly ahead of possibly-traded David Price, who is set to pitch for the Tigers on Tuesday.
Brett Anderson makes his first start in a week for the Dodgers, on a rested and hopefully rested Achilles. His 20th start of the season will be his most since his rookie year of 2009, and he needs to last at least two innings for his most innings pitched in a season since then as well.
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Now that Zack Greinke's scoreless streak is over at 45⅔ innings, Clayton Kershaw takes center stage with his active streak of 29 straight scoreless frames. It's the second-longest streak of his career, behind only his 41-inning streak in 2014. Kershaw has lasted at least eight innings in each of his last three starts. The only streak longer by a Dodgers pitcher in the last 13 seasons was by Kershaw last year, when he had seven straight.
The last time Kershaw pitched against the A's, he took a line drive off his face that required dental surgery.
Drew Pomeranz was pitching in relief for Oakland, but with Kazmir traded a spot opened up for him. The left-hander began the year as a starter, with a 4.40 ERA in eight starts, with 32 strikeouts and 16 walks in 43 innings.