The first-place San Francisco Giants host the second-place Dodgers this weekend, the only time the National League West rivals meet between April and August.
The Dodgers juggled their starting rotation last week, enabling Clayton Kershaw to start in the series. The Giants could have juggled their rotation so Madison Bumgarner would start in the series, but didn’t.
The Dodgers were not manipulating their rotation in June, Manager Dave Roberts said. When they decided to give Kenta Maeda an extra day last week to rest a sore hand, that pushed Kershaw back by a day as well — lining him up to face the Giants in Friday’s series opener.