The Los Angeles Dodgers begin a 3-game series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays and look to get back on the winning side of things. The Dodgers will have pitcher Kenta Maeda on the mound to kick off the interleague series, and it seems to be the smartest choice.

Despite Maeda coming off his first career loss he just wrapped up a month of strong performances. This landed him some monthly honors in April for the Dodgers.

From Joel Reuter, Bleacher Report Featured Columnist:

Pitcher/Rookie of the Month

Kenta Maeda (3-1, 1.41 ERA, 0.938 WHIP, 28 K, 32.0 IP)

The Dodgers are coming off a 5-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and enjoyed a much needed day off on Thursday. Still they will lean heavily on Maeda to set the tone of the game.

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The Blue Jays will hope the same for their bullpen. Pitcher Marcus Stroman will take the mound and is coming off a 5-1 win and a career best 9 strikeouts vs. the Rays.

Quick Notes:

Stroman: 4-0, 3.77 ERA, 28K

Maeda: 3-1, 1.41 ERA, 28K

Blue Jays: Coming off 12-2 win over Texas Rangers

Dodgers: Coming off 5-8 loss to Tampa Bay Rays

Next two games:

Saturday, 10:07 a.m.: Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey (1-3, 5.73) will face Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 1.96).

  • Note: Dickey, 41, is the third-oldest player in the majors behind only Bartolo Colon and Ichiro Suzuki.

Sunday, 10:07 a.m: Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada (1-2, 2.64) will face Ross Stripling (0-2, 4.33).

  • Note: Marco Estrada posting a 2.09 in last 10 starts.
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