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Starting Lineups

A look at the starting lineups for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponent, plus several pregame notes.

Trea back in lineup, Bellinger sits in Game 4

Trea Turner is back in the Dodgers lineup in NLDS Game 4 after injuring his finger. Cody Bellinger is not against Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove.

Austin Barnes will catch in Game 3, and other lineup notes

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave clues to his lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS, including Austin Barnes catching, Will Smith at designated hitter, Max Muncy at second base, Chris Taylor in left field, and Trayce Thompson in center field.

Same Dodgers lineup for Game 2

The Dodgers are sticking with the same lineup for Game 2 as they used in Game 1, including having Will Smith catching Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday.

Dodgers NLDS Game 1 lineup looks familiar

Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Freddie Freeman have been devastating atop the Dodgers lineup all season, pacing the sport’s best offense. That trio starts 1-2-3 in LA’s Game 1 lineup in the National League Division Series

Freddie Freeman finally gets a rest day

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup for the first time all season, the day after the team clinched the National League West, snapping a 141-start streak. Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Justin Turner also get rest days.

Barnes placed on family emergency list, Muncy in lineup

The Dodgers made a roster move before Friday’s game, placing Austin Barnes on the family emergency list. Tony Wolters gets the call from Triple-A to take the spot while Barnes is out.

Joey Gallo activated, Miguel Vargas starts at DH

The Dodgers activated new trade acquisition Joey Gallo before Wednesday’s game against the Giants.

Justin Turner back in the lineup after 5 games out

The Dodgers have Justin Turner back at third base on Wednesday after the veteran missed the previous five games with abdominal tightness.

Justin Turner out of lineup after leaving Thursday with abdominal tightness

Justin Turner left Thursday’s game with abdominal tightness, and is not in the Dodgers lineup on Friday against the Giants.

Mookie hits second, Trea fifth in NL All-Star lineup

Mookie Betts bats second, Trea Turner bats fifth for the National League All-Stars in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.

Graterol lands on injured list with shoulder inflammation

The Dodgers placed Brusdar Graterol on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, and called up Reyes Moronta to the bullpen.

Dodgers make slight tweak at top of lineup

The Dodgers slightly revised the top of their lineup on Sunday, with Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Freddie Freeman, in that order, in the top three spots. That’s the plan going forward.

Lineups: Lamb at DH, Machado returns for SD

Padres star third baseman Manny Machado missed the last nine games with an ankle injury, but he’s back in the lineup Thursday night against the Dodgers, one of his old teams.

Andrew Heaney back on IL with shoulder inflammation

Dodgers pitcher Andrew Heaney was placed on the 15-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he won’t make his scheduled start Saturday against the Braves. Relief pitcher Reyes Moronta was recalled from Triple-A.

McKinstry called up with Betts on IL

Mookie Betts was placed on the injured list with a right rib fracture on Sunday, and the Dodgers recalled Zach McKinstry from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bellinger scratched from lineup with left leg tightness

Cody Bellinger was scratched from the Dodgers lineup with left leg tightness on Monday.

Edwin Ríos hitting his way into more playing time

The red-hot Edwin Ríos starts at designated hitter and bats cleanup for the Dodgers for a second straight game, on Monday night against the Nationals in Washington D.C.

Dodgers have their most regular lineup in years

A look at the most regular or everyday lineup the Dodgers have had in a decade or so, including Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner starting every game to date.

Pepiot back for a day to start doubleheader opener

Ryan Pepiot was called up as the 27th player for the Dodgers’ doubleheader Tuesday, and will start the opener against the Diamondbacks.

Will Smith out of lineup for second straight game

Dodgers catcher Will Smith is out of the lineup for a second straight game, dealing with a pectoral injury. Edwin Ríos gets a rare start at DH with the Pirates starting a right-handed pitcher.

Freeman at Chase, lineup regularity & farewell Oliver Pérez

Freddie Freeman has great career numbers at Chase Field, and makes his first start there since joining the Dodgers. Los Angeles has had a lineup regularity uncommon in the Dave Roberts era. Plus, the Diamondbacks say goodbye to left-hander Oliver Pérez.

Lux back in Dodgers lineup after missing 2 games

Dodgers’ second baseman Gavin Lux is back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Padres, after missing two games with back tightness.

Gavin Lux expected back this weekend

Dodgers notes on Gavin Lux’s back, Zach McKinstry joining the team on the taxi squad, and Braves third baseman Austin Riley out for the series finale.

Lux scratched from lineup with back tightness

Gavin Lux was scratched from the Dodgers lineup with back tightness. He was slated to start in left field against the Braves at Dodger Stadium.

Did the Dodgers win 5 straight games at home, or 20?

A look at the Dodgers 20-game winning streak at Dodger Stadium, spread over the end of the 2021 regular season and the start of 2022.

Dodgers recall Bickford, option Cleavinger

The Dodgers recalled RHP Phil Bickford and optioned LHP Garrett Cleavinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Notes: Mookie sits, no back-to-backs yet for Kimbrel

Mookie Betts is not in the Dodgers lineup for the first time this season. Closer Craig Kimbrel is unavailable after pitching Friday, and is still about a week away from pitching in back-to-back games.

Kershaw & Roberts reflect, Alberto gets a start

Clayton Kershaw and Dave Roberts reflect on pulling the Dodgers LHP from a perfect game. Plus the Dodgers lineup has been very regular, and Hanser Alberto gets a rare start at third base in the home opener.

Mookie Betts and his Coors Field hitting streak

Mookie Betts drove in the go-ahead run on opening day for the Dodgers, extending his Coors Field hitting streak to 13 games, dating back to 2013.

Freddie Freeman bats second in first Dodgers lineup

Freddie Freeman bats second in his first game with the Dodgers after signing a six-year, $162 million contract in March.

Decisions left: Bullpen configuration & starting rotation order

The final roster decisions for the Dodgers before opening day are the last few bullpen spots and the order of the starting rotation after Walker Buehler.

Edwin Ríos starts, with roster choices looming

Edwin Ríos starts the first game of the Freeway Series and might make the Dodgers opening day roster. Freddie Freeman has a stomach bug and will miss Sunday.