clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Justin Turner takes his turn as Dodgers DH

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers enter Wednesday's series finale against the Rays facing a left-handed pitcher for a third straight game in Drew Smyly for Tampa Bay.

The lineup includes just what manager Dave Roberts told reporters it would, with Yasmani Grandal back at catcher, Joc Pederson sitting in favor of Trayce Thompson in center field, and Corey Seager back at shortstop.

Howie Kendrick, after busting out with four hits on Tuesday, remains in there at second base, and Justin Turner takes his turn at designated hitter on Wednesday, with Charlie Culberson starting at third.

Turner is he 37th Dodgers starting designated hitter to bat cleanup, a group that includes nobody appearing more frequently than the five times by Brian Jordan, who was 5-for-16 (.313) with two doubles but just one RBI.

Here is a breakdown of the Dodgers starting designated hitters in interleague play, by batting order:

1st - 8 times

2nd - 7 times

3rd - 30 times

4th - 37 times

5th - 19 times

6th - 26 times

7th - 13 times

8th - 18 times

9th - 4 times

The only change in the Rays lineup is a decision of which left-handed bat to start. On Wednesday, Corey Dickerson is essentially in for Kevin Kiermaier, though Dickerson is at DH while Brandon Guyer shifts to center field.