Dodgers ready to make a choice

Updated: March 25, 2010, 3:12 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers are expected to officially name their Opening Day starter sometime Thursday morning. It isn't clear whether Hiroki Kuroda will draw the assignment for the second year in a row, but he certainly looked the part of a staff ace Wednesday night.

In a Cactus League start against the Oakland Athletics, Kuroda gave up only one hit over 5 1/3 shutout innings in what became a 3-3, nine-inning tie before a sellout crowd of 7,917 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. He walked two, struck ...

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