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Dodgers go lefty heavy in opener with Rockies

MLB: Game two-Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers face three consecutive right-handed pitchers to open their series against the Rockies after facing three lefties in the last four games. As such, LA’s lineup on Thursday night against Tyler Chatwood is loaded with left-handers.

Including all three outfielders.

Joc Pederson leads the Dodgers in OPS (1.031) in September, going 12-for-42 (.286) with a team-leading five home runs. He also is tied for the club lead with seven walks in the month.

Josh Reddick is second on the Dodgers in OPS (1.014), hitting .413 (19-for-46) with four doubles, a home run and three walks in September. He has six multi-hit game in his last 13 starts.

Andrew Toles is 4-for-5 with a walk, a double, a triple and a grand slam against the Rockies this season, highlighted by that game-winning slam in the ninth inning of a second game of a doubleheader at Coors Field on Aug. 31.

Toles is batting second on Thursday in a bit of a lineup switch for the Dodgers. This is the 18th start of the season for Toles, with his other starts coming while batting either seventh (nine times) or eighth (eight times).

Corey Seager moves to the third spot, with Justin Turner getting a night off. Howie Kendrick starts at third base, his 13th start at the hot corner this season.