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Dodgers Vs. Diamondbacks: Friday Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to extend a pair of streaks tonight as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of a four-game series at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dodgers have won three straight games, and four of their last five, while the Diamondbacks have lost six straight contests.

It will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle their leadoff position with shortstop Dee Gordon out for six weeks after thumb surgery. Gordon has a .280 on-base percentage so his production won't be that difficult to replicate, though he was effective on the bases. Tony Gwynn Jr. starts at leadoff for the Dodgers on Friday, but with Matt Kemp coming back one week from today the top of the lineup will be an interesting game of mix-and-match for manager Don Mattingly.

Dodgers (47-37)

Gwynn CF
Ellis 2B
Abreu LF
Rivera RF
Kennedy 3B
Loney 1B
Cruz SS
Ellis C
Kershaw P

Diamondbacks (39-43)

Bloomquist SS
Hill 2B
Upton RF
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt 1B
Young CF
Roberts 3B
Blanco C
Collmenter P

For all your Dodgers news and analysis, be sure to read True Blue LA. To keep up with Diamondbacks news and notes, be sure to read AZ Snake Pit or SB Nation Arizona.