The Dodgers go for the series win in their series finale against the Rockies, and will go with a righty-heavy lineup against southpaw starter Chris Rusin on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Corey Seager is out of the starting lineup for the first time since May 9, starting the last 28 games. The 22-year-old rookie leads the Dodgers in games played (59), starts (55) and plate appearances (257). He is third in the National League with 504⅔ defensive innings.
Kiké Hernandez, with two home runs in 16 June plate appearances and 6-for-18 in his last nine games, makes his first start of the year at shortstop. He started 11 games at the position last year and played 16 games and 106⅓ innings at short.
Against Rusin, the only left-handed bat in the Dodgers lineup is Adrian Gonzalez.
Joc Pederson, Chase Utley and Yasmani Grandal all sit on Wednesday, in favor of Trayce Thompson, Austin Barnes and A.J. Ellis in center field, at second base and catcher, respectively.
Scott Van Slyke gets he call in right field, and Howie Kendrick starts in left field.
After a blip, Kenta Maeda looks to continue his strong run after allowing just two runs in his last two starts combined. He lasted 6⅓ innings in his last outing, on Friday against Atlanta, his first time lasting six innings since May 6.
He pitched 6⅓ scoreless innings against the Rockies at Coors Field on April 23, striking out a season-high eight.
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA