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Friday, April 12th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Dodgers (6-3) at Arizona Diamondbacks (6-3), 9:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 0.00) Arizona - Patrick Corbin (1-0, 3.00)

(Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw hopes to continue his amazing start to the season on Friday when the Los Angeles Dodgers kick off a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Emotions should still be running high for the Dodgers, who will take the field following a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday in a game that featured a wild brawl. The fracas started when Dodgers' righty Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin with a pitch. During the melee, though, Greinke suffered a broken left collarbone and will be sidelined indefinitely.

"I never hit him on purpose," said Greinke, who had hit Quentin on two other occasions." He always seems to think I'm hitting him on purpose, but that's not the case."

It's unknown how much time Greinke will miss, as he, Matt Kemp, who confronted Quentin in the parking lot after the game, and Jerry Hairston Jr. were all ejected from the contest.

"He should not play a game until Greinke can pitch," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said about Quentin. "If he plays before Greinke pitches, something is wrong. Their guys charges the mound being an idiot and our guy is going to be out for however long and their guy is probably going to be playing in three days. It's a joke."

Los Angeles now turns to Kershaw, who has yet to allow a run in winning his first two starts. Kershaw has surrendered just six hits and has struck out 16 batters in 16 innings.

"For me it just starts with throwing strikes," said Kershaw. "Just keep pumping the strike zone and letting the defense work. That's kind of my mindset."

Kershaw's impressive run could continue on Friday, as he owns a 7-5 lifetime mark against the Diamondbacks with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts. However, he has pitched to a 1.81 ERA in his last 11 starts against them.

Arizona, meanwhile, will counter with righty Patrick Corbin, who won his first start. Corbin beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, holding them to a pair of runs and eight hits in six innings.

He was 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA in three games (2 starts) versus the Dodgers last season. Corbin also picked up a save in his lone relief appearance against them.

Arizona enters this tilt with wins in five of its last seven games, but on the heels of a series loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Diamondbacks lost the first two games of their three-game set with the Bucs, but avoided the sweep with a 10-2 win on Wednesday.

Arizona was 12-6 against the Dodgers last season.

04/12 10:32:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR