The Dodgers continue their interleague play week with a weekend series against the Blue Jays, their first visit to Toronto since 2013. Here is a look at the weekend schedule, including two morning games, and the probable pitching matchups in the three-game series at Rogers Centre.
Friday, 4:07 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network)
After acclimating quite nicely from pitching once a week to starting every five or six days, Kenta Maeda gets a full seven days rest before starting the series opener. He allowed more runs in his final inning on April 28 (three) than he did in his first 31 innings (two) this season.
Marcus Stroman is one out off the American League innings lead, and one of just two AL pitchers averaging over seven innings per start this season. Three times in six outings in 2016, Stroman has lasted eight innings, and in his two starts under seven innings Toronto lost both games.
Saturday, 10:07 a.m. (SportsNet LA)
The top two finishers in 2012 National League Cy Young voting face off for the first time since 2011. R.A. Dickey at 41 years, 191 days old on Saturday is the third-oldest player in the majors behind only Bartolo Colon and Ichiro Suzuki.
Clayton Kershaw, who has lasted at least seven innings in all six starts so far in 2016, has lasted at least seven innings in each of his last six starts in American League parks, dating back to 2012.
Sunday, 10:07 a.m. (SportsNet LA)
Ross Stripling gets a full seven days rest after averaging just 4.56 innings in his last three starts, with more than two base runners per inning during that span. Marco Estrada has allowed more than two runs just once in his last 10 starts at Rogers Centre, posting a 2.09 ERA during that span.