OAKLAND -- The Dodgers battle the Athletics on Tuesday night at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, the first of five straight games this week with a designated hitter. First up in the DH role for the Dodgers on Tuesday is Alex Guerrero.
It's the fourth start for Guerrero in the last 15 games.
Since the All-Star break, Guerrero is 6-for-28 (.214) with a home run, with nine strikeouts and no walks.
Oakland is starting a left-hander in Felix Doubront, which means Scott Van Slyke gets the call in left field, batting fifth. Van Slyke is hitting .264/.420/.434 against southpaws this season.
A.J. Ellis gets the start at catcher, which is the usual with both a lefty on the mound and with a day game on Wednesday following the night game.
Joc Pederson bats ninth for the Dodgers, his seventh different spot in the batting order this season, making good on Jon Weisman's prediction for Dodger Insider on March 25 that Pederson would start at seven different spots in the batting order this year.
The only spots Pederson hasn't started are third and fourth.
Clayton Kershaw starts on the mound for Los Angeles.