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Matt Beaty gets start at first base for Dodgers in NLCS Game 6

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Matt Beaty will be at first base and hit eighth in LA’s lineup

MLB: OCT 06 NL Wild Card - Cardinals at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

No real changes in the Dodgers’ lineup tonight for Game 6 of the NLCS. The only notable difference is Matt Beaty will get the start, not Albert Pujols.

Though Pujols has been great for LA this postseason, he struggled against righties during the regular season, hitting .180 with an OPS of .500. Beaty was much better against righties in 2021, as he hit .261 with an OPS of .750 against them.

Beaty has had a quiet bat this postseason, as he’s only 1-for-10 at the plate. This will be his third start of the playoffs and his first since Game 1 of the NLDS.

The rest of the Dodgers’ lineup remains the same.

Dodgers lineup

  1. Mookie Betts, RF
  2. Corey Seager, SS
  3. Trea Turner, 2B
  4. Will Smith, C
  5. Chris Taylor, 3B
  6. Cody Bellinger, CF
  7. AJ Pollock, LF
  8. Matt Beaty, 1B
  9. Walker Buehler, P

Braves lineup

  1. Eddie Rosario, LF
  2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  3. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  4. Austin Riley, 3B
  5. Adam Duvall, CF
  6. Joc Pederson, RF
  7. Dansby Swanson, SS
  8. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  9. Ian Anderson, P