Dodgers’ rotation for final six games leaves as many questions as answers. Update.

Julio Urias

Julio Urias has thrown a career-high 119 innings this season between the majors and Triple-A. He will move out of the bullpen to start Thursday in San Diego. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers announced their starting rotation for the final six games of the season:

Tuesday at San Diego: Kenta Maeda
Wednesday: Jose De Leon
Thursday: Julio Urias
Friday at San Francisco: Rich Hill
Saturday: Clayton Kershaw
Sunday: Maeda

Update (6:20 p.m.): Roberts said that Kershaw, Hill and Maeda will start Games 1, 2 and 3 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals in that order. The starting assignment for Game 4 is to be determined. Maeda wanted two starts before the regular season ends, not one, which is why he’s starting tonight and not tomorrow.

Roberts discussed his season-ending rotation Tuesday afternoon:

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Brett Anderson will start Thursday against the Colorado Rockies.

Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and start that night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

Anderson, sidelined by a finger blister most of September, pitched a rehab game last Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The left-hander allowed three hits and one run in five innings against the El Paso Chihuahuas, walking no one and striking out five. With the exception of a solo home run, he was able to limit the hard contact he allowed.

Anderson has made two major league starts after missing almost five months recovering from back surgery. He is 0-2, having recorded 12 outs and allowed 11 runs (24.75 ERA) in the games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds.

Last year, Anderson went 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers.

The rotation for the remainder of the four-game series remains to be determined.
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Game 149: Road trip split leaves Dodgers poised to capture NL West title.

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Austin Barnes slides in for a run in the Dodgers’ 10-9 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers put up a good fight to come back from a 6-0 deficit, only to lose 10-9 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The box score is here.

Poised to land a knockout blow in the National League West race, Clayton Kershaw is lined up to start the series owner against the San Francisco Giants.

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Game 145: Rain can’t dampen Dodgers’ 2-0 victory over New York Yankees.

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Andre Ethier hits into a double-play groundout to end the fourth inning in the Dodgers’ 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. (Getty Images)

Clayton Kershaw began to look like himself again Wednesday, throwing five scoreless innings against the New York Yankees in a 2-0 Dodgers win. The box score is here.

The Dodgers will meet the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in April 2017.

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Game 140: Clayton Kershaw’s return ends in Marlins victory.

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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw meets with catcher Yasmani Grandal during the Dodgers’ 4-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday. (Getty Images)

Clayton Kershaw‘s return to the mound lasted only three innings, and Jose Fernandez got the better of the aces’ duel in a 4-1 loss to the Miami Marlins. The box score is here.

While Kershaw was out, the Dodgers’ offense was humming along nicely.

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