Here are tonight’s lineups, which feature James Loney sitting for the fourth time in six games started by Barry Zito this season. However, the left-handed hitting Loney is sitting in favor of a fellow lefty, Jay Gibbons, who has two home runs in the last three games.
Rod Barajas, who leads the team in home runs with four since joining the team on August 24, is hitting sixth tonight, the highest he has hit with Los Angeles. In his previous 13 starts, Barajas has batted 8th 12 times, and 7th once.
With the left-handed Zito on the mound, Reed Johnson starts in left field tonight. Scott Podsednik has missed the last three games with plantar fascitis in his left foot.
Here are tonight’s lineups: