The Los Angeles Dodgers look for their third straight win on Saturday night, as they battle the Miami Marlins in the second game of their three-game series at Marlins Park. The starting lineup is pretty much the same as Friday, only with James Loney starting at first base in place of Juan Rivera, with right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the mound.
This is the 26th start in the last 50 games for Loney, who has not started against a left-handed pitcher since June 13. Rivera during that span has started at first base against 17 left-handed pitchers, including hitting a home run Friday against Mark Buehrle, and seven right-handed pitchers.
Dodgers first basemen have been putrid at the plate this season, combining to hit .248/.295/.353 with seven home runs and 50 RBI in 113 games.
Here are the starting lineups Saturday, which include Andre Ethier back in the cleanup spot against a right-hander, after batting fifth in the last two games.
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