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Dodgers Vs. Twins: Monday Starting Lineups

The Dodgers make their first visit to Minnesota since 2006, ready to battle the Twins in the first game of a three-game series Monday night at Target Field. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers, while Nick Blackburn gets the call for the Twins. Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Dodgers (35-44)

Gwynn LF
Blake 3B
Ethier DH
Kemp CF
Loney 1B
Uribe 2B
Oeltjen RF
Ellis C
Gordon SS

Dee Gordon has batted leadoff in all of his previous 12 starts, but as manager Don Mattingly noted over the weekend the speedster will hit lower in the lineup for a while as he adjusts to major league pitching. Gordon is in a 1-for-23 slump, and is hitting just .231/.254/.277 in 68 plate appearances to start his career.

Twins (32-44)

Revere CF
Casilla 2B
Mauer C
Cuddyer RF
Thome DH
Valencia 3B
Tosoni LF
Hughes 1B
Nishioka SS

Tonight's 5:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.