Dodgers Vs. Braves Starting Lineups: James Loney At First Base In Continued Platoon

Since the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers have found a fairly steady lineup, with the only variables at the corner infield spots. That continues Saturday night with their second game of a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

James Loney gets the start at first base Saturday for the Dodgers against the right-handed Ben Sheets. It is the 17th straight game the Dodgers have alternated first base between the left-handed Loney and right-handed Juan Rivera. During those last 16 games, Rivera and Loney have combined for just 18 plate appearances against same-handed pitchers.

Here are the starting lineups for Saturday's game at Turner Field.

Dodgers (65-55)

Victorino LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Cruz 3B
Ellis C
Harang P

Braves (70-49)

Bourn CF
Prado LF
Heyward RF
Jones 3B
Freeman 1B
Uggla 2B
Ross C
Janish SS
Sheets P

For more news and notes on Dodgers baseball, be sure to read True Blue LA. For more news and notes on the Braves, be sure to read Talking Chop and SB Nation Atlanta.

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