LOS ANGELES -- After allowing 22 runs in the last three games to the two worst offensive teams in the National League, the Dodgers turn to their best for the final two games against the Phillies. Clayton Kershaw starts on Wednesday night, hoping for some more July success.
Kershaw is 22-6 with a 1.96 ERA in 37 career July starts, his best month for both wins and ERA. He has faced 1,000 batters in July, and allowed only eight home runs, his best career month at keeping his opponents in the park.
In Kershaw's last 13 July starts, dating back to 2012, Kershaw has allowed 13 runs, 9-1 with a 1.14 ERA, and 100 strikeouts against only nine walks in 103 innings.
Kershaw in his career is just 2-4 against the Phillies, but with a 3.34 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 19 walks in 62 innings over 10 starts. But in 2013-2014, Kershaw is 2-0 with 14 scoreless innings in two starts, with 17 strikeouts and four walks.
Heading into Wednesday night, Kershaw has a personal streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings against the Phillies.
The Phillies will start lefty Adam Morgan, a 25-year-old rookie making his third major league start. So far he's 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA, with 11 strikeouts and four walks in 12⅔ innings, but has also allowed three home runs.
Morgan was 0-6 with a 4.74 ERA in 13 starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, with 33 strikeouts and 27 walks in 68⅓ innings.
The Dodgers are 7-9 against southpaw starters this season.
The Phillies, owners of the worst road record in MLB at 11-32, have won consecutive road games twice this season - May 3-4 in Miami and Atlanta, and June 22-23 in New York against the Yankees.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA