Three-game series at Dodger Stadium
Monday 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Bartolo Colon (2-9, 8.19) vs. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.21)
Tuesday 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Jose Berrios (9-3, 3.50) vs. RHP Kenta Maeda (8-4, 4.23)
Wednesday 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (11-6, 3.26) vs. LHP Alex Wood (11-1, 2.17)
This is the first meeting between the teams since the Dodgers swept three games at Target Field in 2014, and the Twins’ first trip to Chavez Ravine since 2005. … The all-time series is tied at 3-3. … Outfielder Byron Buxton (groin muscle strain) and righthander Justin Haley will be ready to be activated in a few days. … Eduardo Escobar is batting .318 against lefthanded pitching. … Zack Granite reached base in six straight plate appearances over the weekend before striking out in the ninth inning Sunday. … Brian Dozier is hitting .351 during a nine-game hitting streak.
Ryu is being activated from the disabled list in time to make the start Monday. He’s been on the DL twice this season because of a hip contusion. … The Dodgers (68-31) placed lefthander Clayton Kershaw on the DL because of a tight back Sunday, but he’s not their only concern. Maeda is starting in place of righthander Brandon McCarthy, who was also placed on the DL Sunday because of a blister on his right index finger. … Maeda has never faced the Twins but has given up a home run to Ehire Adrianza. …. Chase Utley is batting .478 against Bartolo Colon.
La Velle E. Neal III