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Dodgers Vs. Cardinals: Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Dodgers return home Thursday night to face the St. Louis Cardinals, in the opener of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda gets the start on the mound for the Dodgers, looking for his third win in as many starts. Jaime Garcia gets the start for the Cardinals. Here are tonight's lineups from Dodger Stadium:

Cardinals (5-7)

Ryan Theriot SS
Colby Rasmus CF
Albert Pujols 1B
Matt Holliday LF
Lance Berkman RF
Skip Schumaker 2B
Yadier Molina C
Daniel Descalso 3B
Jaime Garcia P

Dodgers (6-6)

Jamey Carroll SS
Casey Blake 3B
Andre Ethier RF
Matt Kemp CF
Juan Uribe 2B
James Loney 1B
Jamie Hoffmann LF
A.J. Ellis C
Hiroki Kuroda P

With the left-hander Garcia pitching for the Cardinals, the Dodgers have Jamie Hoffmann in left field, rather than Marcus Thames, who usually starts against lefties. Hoffmann is making his first start of the season.

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