Game 4 lineups
That means sticking with right-handers Logan Forsythe at second base, Austin Barnes at catcher, and Kiké Hernandez in left field against Astros right-hander Charlie Morton.
Joc Pederson again starts at designated hitter.
Forsythe has a .467 on-base percentage this postseason, reaching base 14 times in 30 plate appearances. He gets the call over the left-handed Chase Utley, who is 0-for-14 with two walks this October. He has a 12-game postseason hitless streak dating back to Game 5 of the 2016 NLDS, going 0-for-29 with four walks and a hit by pitch during that time.
Utley is 5-for-10 with a home run, a triple and a walk against Morton, but the two haven’t faced each other since 2011. When asked on Friday who he thought was the Dodgers’ most impressive hitter, Morton picked Utley.
“That's just because I've pitched against him a good bit and I've seen him play before I was a big leaguer,” Morton said. “To me he's a great competitor. I think he's a great hitter. I think he's just a gamer. He's a guy that any team would love to have.”
The Astros are sticking with the same lineup as well, including Yuli Gurriel batting fifth at first base. Gurriel was suspended for his racist gesture in Game 3, but the five-game penalty won’t be served until the 2018 season. Gurriel will not appeal the suspension.