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Juan Uribe starts at third base in Rockies opener

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Juan Uribe is back in the starting lineup for the first time in six days as the Dodgers battle the Rockies on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Weather permitting, of course.

The rain has been coming down for a few hours at Dodger Stadium, and more is expected through game time. But as of now the Dodgers say they plan to get the game in, trying for a 1,231st consecutive game without a rain out.

Uribe last started on Friday in Colorado, on another rainy night that saw the Dodgers win 2-1 in six innings. He is 2-for-4 against Rockies starter Chad Bettis.

Maybe Uribe is Brett Anderson's personal third baseman. Anderson was on the mound on Friday, allowing only one unearned run over five innings for a complete game win.

This is the fifth start in the last 13 games for Uribe, who has had to split time with Justin Turner and Alex Guerrero at third base, with both off to hot starts. Uribe had a 13-game hitting streak of his own, but is hitting just .257/.293/.329. His three extra-base hits in 75 plate appearances is far less than both Guerrero (11 extra-base hits in 59 PA) and Turner (nine in 65 PA).