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Andre Ethier starts in LF in Dodgers’ opener in Phoenix

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2nd start for Ethier in LF, 3rd start overall in his return

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Andre Ethier is back in the lineup for a second straight day, starting in left field in the Dodgers’ series opener against the Diamondbacks on Thursday night in Phoenix.

It is the third start for Ethier in six games since getting activated from the 60-day disabled list, after missing 140 games with a fractured right tibia. He started at designated hitter on Wednesday against the Yankees in New York.

Ethier is 0-for-8 since his return.

This is the third time the Dodgers will have faced Archie Bradley in 2016, all at Chase Field. The Dodgers beat him on June 14, scoring five runs in 5⅔ innings, then lost to him on July 16, allowing one run in six innings.

Bradley has a 6.29 ERA and 5.17 FIP in 11 home starts this season, compared to a 3.96 ERA and 3.89 FIP in 11 starts on the road. The main difference seems to be home runs, with just four allowed away and 12 home runs at home, including three by the Dodgers in their June 14 win.

The Dodgers have averaged 5.60 runs per game against Arizona this season, outscoring the Diamondbacks 84-50. At Chase Field, where the clubs have split six games, the Dodgers have outscored the Diamondbacks 31-24, averaging 5.17 runs per game.