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Corey Seager back in lineup for opener with Rockies

New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Dodgers stacked their lineup with a bunch of right-handers in the series opener against the Rockies, in their second straight game facing a left-handed pitcher.

With southpaw Kyle Freeland on the mound for the Rockies, six of the eight Dodgers position players are right-handed. Corey Seager, who got a rare respite on Thursday against the Mets, is back in the lineup on Friday, along with fellow left-hander Cody Bellinger.

Starting lineups

Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
Pos Rockies Pos Dodgers
CF Blackmon (L) 2B Forsythe
2B LeMahieu SS Seager (L)
3B Arenado 3B Turner
1B Reynolds 1B Bellinger (L)
LF Desmond RF Hernandez
SS Story CF Taylor
RF Tapia (L) LF Gutierrez
C Murphy C Barnes
P Freeland (L) P Wood
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

The Dodgers are facing left-handed pitchers in consecutive games for the first time since facing three straight from Apr. 17-19.

Chris Taylor, who started at shortstop for Seager on Thursday, is in center field on Friday night, with Kike Hernandez moved over the right field. Yasiel Puig gets a night off.

Austin Barnes gets the start at catcher, which is noteworthy since it is the first time he is starting consecutive games all season. Barnes is hitting .280/.392/.476 with 11 extra-base hits in 97 plate appearances in 2017, and has stolen four bases without getting caught.

He walked three times in four plate appearances on Thursday night, and stole two bases.