Time: 1:05 p.m.
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.84 ERA) vs. Giants RHP Tim Lincecum (17-5, 2.66)
Manager Nomar Garciparra and bench coach Mark Sweeney have decided on giving catcher A.J. Ellis his first career start.
Lincecum starts against the Dodgers for the first time this season, with the Dodgers trying to prevent him from winning the NL Cy Young Award.