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Justin Turner bats leadoff, Joc Pederson, Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal all sit vs. RHP

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Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Dave Roberts channeled his inner Ric Ocasek, playing a little "Shake it Up" with the Dodgers lineup in their series opener against the Rockies on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

Corey Seager and Trayce Thompson have kept it going for quite a while now, and have been the Dodgers' best hitters this season, so they bat second and third. But there are surprises.

Justin Turner bats leadoff for the first time this season, and just the 10th time in his career. He last batted leadoff on April 23, 2015. He has previously only batted second, third or fourth for the Dodgers this season, with 33 of his first 47 starts coming in the three-hole, where Thompson started Sunday with Turner getting a day off.

Thompson is starting in center field, which is especially notable because Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood pitches with his right hand. Joc Pederson started the first 45 games against right-handed pitchers this season. Whether Pederson's crash into the center field wall on Sunday has anything to do with his off day Monday remains to be seen.

Chase Utley also gets a day off on Monday, with Howie Kendrick at second base. You might remember from this morning's week in review that Utley and Pederson had nearly identical weeks at the plate, both 3-for-26 with a double and a walk, hitting .115/.148/.154.

Scott Van Slyke starts in right field, his first start in four games since returning from the disabled list on Friday.

Kiké Hernandez, who has homered in each of his last two starts, including one against right-hander Matt Wisler on Sunday, starts in left field.

A.J. Ellis starts at catcher for the fourth time in six games, including three of the last five against right-handed pitching.