LOS ANGELES -- Another weekend, another series between the rival Dodgers and Giants, but this time the games take place at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the schedule and pitching matchups of the three-game series, beginning with another ace-off in the opener.
Friday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Jackie Robinson Day gives us a great pitching matchup, with Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner facing off for the sixth time since the start of the 2015 season. The Giants have won three of the five matchups. Since the start of 2015, Kershaw leads baseball with 24 starts of seven innings or more. Bumgarner is tied for 12th with 19 such starts.
The MLB Network broadcast is a separate production on Friday, with Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan on the call. But the telecast will be blacked out in the Los Angeles and San Francisco television markets.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
Scott Kazmir makes his home debut as a Dodger after going 1-for-2 in his two road starts to open the season. The left-hander has just one career start at Dodger Stadium, a win that saw him pitch five innings in 2010 while with the Angels. The Dodgers want to see more of the Johnny Cueto who allowed them five runs in the first inning last Sunday, rather than the one who shut them down over the next six innings for the win.
Sunday, 5:10 p.m. (ESPN)
Kenta Maeda gets the call on national television, still with an untainted runs column. No Dodgers starter, at least dating back to 1913, has opened a season with three straight starts allowing no runs. Jeff Samardzija, with a 3.38 ERA in his first two starts with San Francisco, has just one career start at Dodger Stadium, a loss in 2012 with the Cubs.