The Dodgers need a win on Thursday afternoon to get back to the .500 mark, and on getaway day at Dodger Stadium they face the Atlanta Braves. Clayton Kershaw makes his fifth start of the season for the Dodgers, while Jair Jurrjens gets the start for the Braves.
A pair of young outfielders are sitting today. Jerry Sands, who made his major league debut on Monday, gets the day off today as Tony Gwynn will bat leadoff and play left field for the Dodgers. Jason Heyward, who is 2-for-30 in his career at Dodger Stadium and is 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against Kershaw, will get his first day off of the season for Atlanta. Here are today's lineups:
Today's 12:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised on Prime Ticket.
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