The Dodgers also shuffled the lineup a bit. Joc Pederson, in the throws of a July swoon, was moved down to seventh in the order, with Jimmy Rollins taking over at leadoff.
Pederson has a .239 on-base percentage this month, and was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Tuesday night. Manager Don Mattingly hinted after the game that moving Pederson out of the leadoff spot was an option.
"We've been talking about it a little bit," Mattingly said.
In addition, with Justin Turner still out, Alex Guerrero gets the super rare start at third base.
It is the first start at third base for Guerrero since May 24, three days before the Juan Uribe trade. He has played 1⅓ defensive innings at the hot corner in the 58 games since, before Wednesday night.