OAKLAND -- The Dodgers and Athletics just met for a brief two-game series three weeks ago in Los Angeles, and will do so again in an even quicker day-night duo in Oakland, this time without Sonny Gray, who shutout the Dodgers on July 28 at Dodger Stadium but is pitching on Monday night in Baltimore so he'll miss the Dodgers this time around.
Here is a look at the pitching probables for the two-game set in Oakland, which includes a day game on getaway day Wednesday.
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Clayton Kershaw takes the mound in the opener, making just his second start in an American League park since the start of 2013. Kershaw in his career is 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA in seven starts in AL parks, including allowing one run in eight innings in Oakland on June 21, 2012.
Fellow southpaw Felix Doubront starts for Oakland on Tuesday night, making his third appearance for the A's since getting acquired for cash from Toronto on July 31. Doubront's first two outings with the A's have been in relief but they totaled 10⅔ innings. His 6⅓-inning relief outing on Aug. 12 was the second-longest relief appearance in the majors this season, trailing only the 6⅔ innings by Vidal Nuno of Arizona on May 11.
Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. (SportsNet LA)
Mat Latos struck out seven in his last start, an improvement over one strikeout in his first two starts as a Dodger combined, but just about everything else went wrong. In three starts with Los Angeles, Latos has allowed 12 runs and 18 hits in 14⅔ innings. In 21 interleague starts in his career, Latos is 9-4 with a 3.93 ERA, with 116 strikeouts and 41 walks in 130⅔ innings.
The one common starting pitching thread of this season's Dodgers-Athletics tilts is Jesse Chavez, who allowed three runs in five innings in a no-decision at Dodger Stadium on July 29. Chavez at home this season is 4-5 with a 2.92 ERA at home, compared to 2-7 with a 4.73 ERA on the road, but his peripherals are fairly similar, giving him a 3.59 FIP and 3.75 xFIP in Oakland compared to a 3.54 FIP and 3.87 xFIP everywhere else.
The Dodgers are 19-12 in day games this season.