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Drew Butera starts at catcher in Dodgers opener vs. Brewers

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MILWAUKEE -- Roberto Hernandez makes his Dodgers debut taking Josh Beckett's spot in the rotation, and against the Brewers on Friday will throw to the catcher who caught 13 of Beckett's last 15 starts. Drew Butera gets the start at catcher, his first starts since Sunday ... when he caught Beckett.

A.J. Ellis started each of the last four games against the Angels.

Hanley Ramirez is 7-for-24 (.292) with three doubles, a home run, a triple and three walks against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse. a Adrian Gonzalez is 8-for-24 (.333) with four doubles, a home run and two walks.

Carl Crawford gets the start in left field; he's 3-for-16 (.188) against Lohse, but two of his three hits are home runs.

The Brewers are resting a few regulars in the series opener, with catcher Jonathan Lucroy and shortstop Jean Segura sitting.

Old friend Elian Herrera gets the start at shortstop for Milwaukee, his third start at the position this season. Herrera has started at six different positions for the Brewers this season: second base, third base, shortstop and all three outfield positions.