LOS ANGELES (AP) — After opening the season in Australia and San Diego, the Dodgers are finally coming home.
They host the rival San Francisco Giants on Friday, when Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his third start in five games. He replaces scheduled starter Clayton Kershaw, who's on the disabled list for the first time in his career and is likely to be sidelined for a month or longer.
Los Angeles fans will get their first up-close look at baseball's highest-paid team, with the Dodgers' payroll of $234 million moving them ahead of the New York Yankees.
The Dodgers are coming home leading the NL West with a 4-1 record. The Giants are in second place at 2-1 and will start Ryan Vogelsong.
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is expected to make his season debut after rehabbing from left ankle and shoulder operations.