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Dodgers notes: Drew Jackson tweaks back, night games afoot

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Drew Jackson tweaked his back and will miss a few days.
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PHOENIX — The Dodgers continue their string of spring night games with a sold out Saturday night tilt against the Cubs at Camelback Ranch.

This is the second of five scheduled night games this spring for the Dodgers, with others coming Wednesday against the Rockies, March 19 against the A’s and March 22 vs. the Angels.

Starting lineups

Pos Cubs Pos Dodgers
Pos Cubs Pos Dodgers
CF Happ (S) CF Taylor
LF Bourjos DH Toles (L)
SS Russell 1B Bellinger (L)
1B Navarro (L) RF Puig
3B Bote LF Pederson (L)
DH Zagunis C Barnes
2B Young SS Hernandez
C Solis 3B Segedin
RF Hannemann (L) 2B Peter (L)
Time: 6:05 p.m. PT | Camelback Ranch TV: SportsNet LA | Radio: none

Rich Hill gets the start Saturday night, his third outing of the spring and second in a Cactus League game, and will be followed on the mound in some order — weather permitting here in rainy Phoenix — Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia, J.T. Chargois, Walker Buehler, Brian Schlitter and Brian Moran.

For Buehler it will be is first Cactus League game of the spring, after pitching in a B game on Monday.

Jackson sidelined

Dodgers infielder Drew Jackson injured his back during team workouts and hasn’t played since Tuesday.

“We were doing rundowns the other day and he took a tumble,” manager Dave Roberts said. “He tweaked his back, but in the last couple days has been getting considerably better. He’ll be out there in the next couple of days.”

Jackson will likely resume hitting on Sunday and could play in games after the Dodgers’ off day Tuesday.

Game info

Time: 6:05 p.m. PT

Location: Camelback Ranch

TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network (latter tape-delayed at 8 p.m. PT)

Radio: none (Cubs broadcast will be on MLB Gameday Audio)

Streaming: MLBtv