LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will try to extend their home winning streak to six games tonight, the last time the Dodgers won six games in a row at home was in 2015 between April 29th and May 12th.
Clayton Kershaw has a personal four-game home winning streak as he won all four of his starts at home in May. Since 2008, Kershaw has won 68 games at home, second to Zack Greinke for the most wins at home. Kershaw has a 2.03 ERA and averages a shade over ten strikeouts per nine innings in his career at Dodger Stadium.
Atlanta Brave's starter, Bud Norris, last started a game at Dodger Stadium in 2012. On the current roster, there are only 56 career plate appearances against Norris, Howie Kendrick and Chase Utley make up more than half of those. No one has a good history against Norris but it is rather limited.
Tonight's promotional giveaway is a Don Sutton No. 20 retired number pin. Don Sutton started his Hall of Fame career, the only Dodger in the Hall of Fame who played only in Los Angeles, fifty years ago, in 1966.
As a rookie, Sutton was the fourth member of a rotation with Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, and Claude Osteen. He had only two managers in Los Angeles, Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda, both of whom are in the Hall of Fame.
Sutton is at the top of nearly every Los Angeles Dodger career pitching record, wins, games, games started, complete games, strikeouts, walks, and shutouts. Don Sutton never pitched a no-hitter but pitched a Dodger franchise record five one-hitters.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA
Radio: KLAC AM 570