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Trayce Thompson returns to Dodgers' lineup, Andre Ethier still not cleared for baseball activity

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers will take their shot at Cubs' ace Jake Arrieta Tuesday as Trayce Thompson makes his return to the lineup after missing the last two games due to a sore lower back.

The Dodger left-fielder has been one of the most productive for the team in May, with a 167 wRC+ and a .992 OPS, slugging six homers while going 17-for-60 (.283) at the plate.

With Justin Turner taking a seat, the Dodgers will go with four lefties at the top of the order. Joc Pederson will make his second appearance in the cleanup spot in 2016, having gone 2-for-5 with an RBI back on April 21 against the Braves.

Howie Kendrick will make his eighth start of the season at third base, while in the midst of enjoying a productive May. After a dreadful April, Kendrick is 25-for-81 (.309) in his last 20 starts.

The Cubs will get Dexter Fowler back in their lineup after he sat out last night with a sore right heel. The switch-hitting outfielder is off to a great start for the Cubs, hitting .316 with a .969 OPS on the year.

As a team, the Cubs are batting .390 with runners in scoring position (23-for-59) during their current six-game winning streak.

Batting practice was canceled prior to the game due to weather, seen here:

Injury news

The Dodgers have missed Andre Ethier's bat in the lineup every day and it looks like it could be a little longer before they get him back. Ethier has been out since the middle of March with a broken right tibia.

Kenta Maeda is also questionable for his next start with swelling in his right hand. Maeda was hit on the hand from a comebacker in his start Saturday.