SYDNEY (AP) - Right-hander Zach Lee, who is 1-0 in one start with a 5.79 ERA in two games in spring training, will be the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday against Team Australia in the first exhibition baseball game at the revamped Sydney Cricket Ground.
One of the top Dodgers prospects, the 22-year-old Lee won the team's minor league pitcher of the year award in 2013.
Ryan Searle, 24, and signed as a 17-year-old in the Chicago Cubs organization, will start for Australia.
Arizona Diamondbacks reliever and Sydney-born Ryan Rowland-Smith is expected to pitch later for Australia on Thursday, then for the Diamondbacks on Friday against Australia in a second exhibition game.
The Diamondbacks and Dodgers open the MLB regular season with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail White Sox 2017 Win Total Prediction With an over/under just below 70, how many games will the Chicago White Sox win in 2017?
Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.

MLB Team Pages