As the Los Angeles Dodgers return home to Chavez Ravine for the first time since the Guggenheim ownership group officially took over, the San Francisco Giants are hoping to crash the party.
Barry Zito (1-0 1.76) faces Ted Lilly (3-0 1.38) in game one of this series, though their stats don't tell their whole story. Lilly is 3-0 for the first time ever in his career, but is 0-3 in his last four starts against San Francisco with his last win coming in June of 2008.
As for Zito, he was back to his old self with seven walks in 3.2 innings pitched in his last outing, though usually pitches decent at Dodger Stadium, holding a lifetime ERA of 3.97 there.
Angel Pagan continues to rake, extending his league leading hit streak to 20 on Sunday, while Matt Kemp has simply been astounding for L.A. and is a career .426 (20-27) against Zito.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area while KCAL and Fox Sports 570 while have coverage in and around Los Angeles.
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