Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the National League Division Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night against the Atlanta Braves.
It was a surprise move considering Ricky Nolasco was the scheduled starter as of Sunday night.
Kershaw won Game 1 of the series but he has never pitched a major-league game on just three days of rest. He had 12 strikeouts over seven innings in a 1-0 win in the opener.
Kershaw is opposed by veteran right-hander Freddie Garcia, a late-season pickup for the Braves.
Kershaw led the majors with a 1.83 ERA in the regular season.
The Dodgers lead the best-of-5 series 2-1.