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Matt Kemp out of lineup for first game of Dodgers’ doubleheader

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

There is no Matt Kemp in the Dodgers lineup for the opener of their doubleheader on Saturday afternoon against the Giants, but there are also no roster moves as of yet regarding the ailing Dodgers.

Kemp left Friday’s game in the fourth inning with tightness in his left quad, but there is no word how long this will affect his status.

Game 1 starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Giants
Pos Dodgers Pos Giants
CF Taylor CF Blanco (L)
2B Utley (L) SS Crawford (L)
SS Seager (L) RF McCutchen
1B Bellinger (L) 1B Belt (L)
LF Pederson (L) 3B Sandoval (S)
C Barnes LF Slater
RF Puig C Hundley
3B Muncy (L) 2B Tomlinson
P Buehler P Stratton
Time: 1:05 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

Joc Pederson gets the start in left field in Saturday’s Game 1 versus Giants right-hander Chris Stratton, against whom he is 0-for-4 but with three walks.

Corey Seager was out of the starting lineup in Friday’s opener after suffering a left hip flexor late in Wednesday’s game. But he’s back in there at shortstop, batting third on Saturday. Seager singled as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on Friday night, his third consecutive birthday with a hit.

Tony Cingrani, who Dave Roberts said experienced “a dead arm” and had decreased velocity in his Friday night appearance, is unavailable to pitch in the day game Saturday, per Roberts.

San Francisco moves

The Giants initially planned to option outfielder Austin Slater to make room for Chris Stratton, and even announced the move. But instead Slater is starting in left field for San Francisco in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Instead San Francisco placed Mac Williamson on the seven-day concussion DL and placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain. The Giants also called up utility man Alen Hanson from Triple-A Sacramento and moved closer Mark Melancon to the 60-day DL.