Before the opener of their four-game series in Colorado, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Jerry Sands to Triple A Albuquerque, and purchased the contract of outfielder Trent Oeltjen to take his place on the 25-man roster. Sands showed signs of promise at times, but was hitting just .200/.294/.328 with two home runs in 41 games, and was in a 3-for-35 slump after hitting a grand slam on May 24. The biggest beneficiary of Sands' departure figures to be Tony Gwynn Jr., who is starting in left field tonight.
Here are tonight's starting lineups:
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