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Kershaw, Lincecum Duel Highlights Finale In San Francisco

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Clayton Kershaw will try to lead the Dodgers out of darkness on getaway day.
Clayton Kershaw will try to lead the Dodgers out of darkness on getaway day.

To distract us from the courtroom in Delaware, we turn our attention to afternoon baseball. The Dodgers try to avoid a sweep in San Francisco this afternoon, and will do so with their best on the mound. However, the Giants will also send their best, as Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw face off for the first time since opening day. This season in MLB:

The last time the Dodgers lost seven straight to the Giants was in 1937-1938, when Brooklyn lost 12 straight to New York.

Lineups

Dodgers   Giants
LF Gwynn CF Torres
SS Furcal 3B Fontenot
RF Ethier LF Rowand
CF Kemp RF Ross
1B Rivera 1B Belt
C Navarro 2B Burriss
3B Uribe C Stewart
2B Carroll SS Crawford
P Kershaw P Lincecum

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Over at Baseball Prospectus, Jay Jaffe wrote about Pee Wee Reese as one of the best Veterans Committee selections to the Hall of Fame.

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UPDATE: The Dodgers have fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland, because he couldn't magically produce runs from a lineup regularly filled with five to six terrible hitters. Dave Hansen is the interim hitting coach for the rest of the year.

Game Time: 12:45 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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