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Dodgers vs. Angels Freeway Series starting pitchers, game times & TV info

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Kenta Maeda will make another spot start for the Dodgers on Tuesday.
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The Dodgers will battle their second interleague opponent of the season, with a four-game, home-and-home Freeway Series against the Angels beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the scheduled pitchers for the four games.

Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)

at Dodger Stadium

Rich Hill still has yet to see the sixth inning in his nine starts in 2017, but his last start was his best of the year, striking out eight while allowing just one run in five innings against the Mets.

Ricky Nolasco leads the American League in home runs allowed (23; tied with Bronson Arroyo for the major league lead) and losses (nine), while sporting a 5.23 ERA. Among 78 qualified major league starting pitchers, Nolasco’s 5.96 FIP ranks dead last.

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West)

at Dodger Stadium

Kenta Maeda will slot back in for another spot start, giving the rest of the rotation some rest. Maeda pitched one inning in relief on Friday night against Colorado, five days after pitching five innings in a spot start in Cincinnati.

Jesse Chavez pitched exclusively in relief for the Dodgers in 2016 after they acquired him at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. This year, he has filled in for the Angels with 15 starts in their rotation. The right-hander has a 5.15 ERA with 19 home runs allowed, including at least one home run given up in each of his last 12 starts.

Wednesday, 7:07 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West, MLB Network)

at Angel Stadium

Hyun-jin Ryu has allowed only three of his 14 home runs this season on the road, but his ERA away from home is 4.45 compared to 4.17 at Dodger Stadium.

The Angels haven’t announced their rotation beyond Tuesday, but if they remain in order Alex Meyer will get the call here. Among the 160 major league pitchers with 40 innings pitched in 2017, Meyer ranks 28th in strikeout rate (26.4%), but is dead last in walk rate (14.6%). Hill is next to last at 14.5%.

Thursday, 7:07 p.m. (SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West, MLB Network)

at Angel Stadium

The Dodgers have won each of Alex Wood‘s last eight starts. He is 7-0 with a 1.69 ERA during that span. The club’s last loss in a start by Wood was Apr. 26, when he pitched six scoreless innings in a no-decision.

JC Ramirez allowed 18 runs in 19 innings in his first four June starts, before earning the win on Saturday in Boston, allowing one run in six innings against the Red Sox, with five strikeouts and no walks. This will be the second straight Ramirez start called by Joe Davis.