Dodgers start Derek Lowe, RHP (7-6, 3.08) vs. Andy Sonnanstine, RHP (1-1, 7.11).
Dodgers: 41-31 (3rd place NL West, 0.5 GB, W1)
Devil Rays: 31-39 (4th place AL East, 14.5 GB, L2)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: He threw another gem at the loaded Angels lineup, striking out a career-high 11. He's pitching this game on a week's rest, pushed back so he wouldn't have to pitch in Toronto, where he's 1-6, so he could go in Tropicana Field, where he's 4-2. Lowe's on a pretty nice roll of late, going 3-1 with a 1.75 ERA over his last five starts and batters are hitting only .228 against him this year.
Devil Rays: Sonnanstine never recovered from a bad start Saturday night in Denver, when he walked the Rockies' first batter -- which was the first walk he issued in his Major League career -- the Rockies loaded the bases, and he surrendered a grand slam to Brad Hawpe. The right-hander allowed two more home runs before leaving after five innings worked with the Rays trailing, 7-5. Sonnanstine does not throw hard, but he uses different arm angles, changes speeds and is always around the strike zone.
The lineup, courtesy of Inside the Dodgers: