With a pair of 10-game winning streaks this season, the Dodgers joined the 1955 Brooklyn squad as the only teams in franchise history to do so. The 2017 team is the first team in franchise history to win 30 of 34 games, and the first major league team to do so since the 1977 Royals and the first National League team to do so since Mel Ott and the 1936 Giants.
The last 11-game winning streak for the Dodgers was July 28 to Aug. 8, 2006.
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Kenta Maeda gets the start for the Dodgers, making his first appearance after the All-Star break. He last pitched on July 7, the Friday before the break, meaning this start is technically on 11 days rest.
Wednesday will be Maeda’s 15th start of the season, earning him a $1 million bonus, the beginning of his starts- and innings-based bonuses.
The White Sox send left-hander Carlos Rodon to the mound, which means Trayce Thompson start in center field for Joc Pederson, and Austin Barnes at catcher for Yasmani Grandal.
In addition, Justin Turner is the designated hitter on Wednesday, leaving third base for Kiké Hernandez. This is Turner’s fourth start at DH this season.
After Tuesday’s trade of Todd Frazier et al, the White Sox called up Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in baseball. He makes his Chicago debut on Wednesday batting sixth, playing second base.
Time: 5:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA