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Tonight's Dodgers-Padres Lineups: A.J. Ellis & His Hot Bat Starts

A.J. Ellis, who had seven hits in eight at-bats against the Rockies over the weekend, gets the start at catcher tonight, as Joe Torre is riding the hot hand.

The Padres got some bad news on Jerry Hairston, who is out for the year with a fractured right tibia, per Corey Brock of MLB.com.

Here are the lineups:

Padres
Venable CF
Eckstein 2B
Tejada SS
Gonzalez 1B
Ludwick RF
Torrealba C
Headley 3B
Denorfia LF
Richard P

Dodgers
Furcal SS
Carroll 2B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Blake 3B
Loney 1B
Johnson LF
Ellis C
Billingsley P