As the Dodgers try to even their 2016 interleague record in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Yankees in New York, here are some notes.
The Dodgers are 26-13 (.667) in day games this season, the best winning percentage in baseball.
Clayton Kershaw has allowed 10 total runs in his last seven starts in American League parks dating back to 2012, with a 1.55 ERA, 62 strikeout and nine walks in 52 innings, including 10 strikeouts in seven innings, allowing two runs in seven innings on May 7 this season in Toronto.
Chase Utley leads the Dodgers with 11 runs scored in interleague play this season, going 20-for-60 with three doubles and six walks in 17 games, hitting .333/.403/.383.
Joc Pederson has scored 10 runs in interleague play in 2016, and leads the Dodgers with five home runs and nine RBI in 16 games. He is 10-for-43 with two doubles and seven walks in those games, hitting .233/.333/.628.
The Dodgers are 14-6 in the rubber game of three-game series in 2016, including 8-3 on the road.
The Dodgers’ best inning on offense in 2016 is the first inning, when they have hit .281/.351/.459 and scored 91 runs, fourth in the National League.
Michael Pineda, starting for the Yankees on Wednesday, has allowed 22 runs in the first inning in his 28 starts, putting up a 7.07 ERA, his worst frame of the year. Opponents in the first inning are hitting .367/.395/.617 with seven home runs and nine doubles.
Dodgers (81-63) at Yankees (77-67)
Time: 1:05 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA