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Dodgers vs. Giants Game IX chat

The Dodgers will try to start second half with a sweep

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Clayton Kershaw will make his 52nd career start against the Giants today. Kershaw begins the game with 370 career strikeouts against his Northern California rival. Only Warren Spahn’s 416 strikeouts in 118 games and 109 starts has more than Kershaw.

Alex Cobb has 188 starts and 1080 ⅔ innings pitched. Prior to today’s game, Cobb was one of three active pitchers to have accrued 180+ starts and 1000+ innings pitched and had not pitched against the Dodgers in the regular season.

Dallas Keuchel and Martín Pérez are the other active pitchers with those career marks and have not faced the Dodgers in the regular season.

Gavin Lux is batting fifth for the first time this season, he made 8 starts in the five spot in 2021, the last one was on June 26th against the Cubs.

Giants - Dodgers lineups

Pos Giants Pos Dodgers
Pos Giants Pos Dodgers
CF Slater RF Betts
2B Flores SS T. Turner
1B Ruf 1B Freeman (L)
LF Mercedes DH Lamb (L)
SS Estrada 2B Lux (L)
3B Villar 3B Muncy (L)
RF González (L) LF Thompson
DH Wynns CF Bellinger (L)
C Bart C Barnes
Clayton Kershaw vs. Alex Cobb on the mound

Game info

  • Teams: Dodgers (63-30) vs. Giants (48-46)
  • Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Alex Cobb
  • Location: Dodger Stadium
  • Time: 1:10 p.m.
  • TV: SportsNet LA