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Dodgers Vs. Pirates: Thursday Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to complete their season sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a Thursday afternoon battle at PNC Park. The odd 4 p.m. local start in Pittsburgh gives us a 1 p.m. start in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers have won four straight games and are 5-1 to start their 10-game road trip, and send Joe Blanton to the mound in the series finale, looking for his first win as a Dodger. The Pirates will have A.J. Burnett on the hill, after moving him up to start on four days rest.

Here are the starting lineups for the series finale from PNC Park:

Dodgers (65-53)

Victorino LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Kennedy 3B
Ellis C
Blanton P

Pirates (64-53)

Marte LF
Mercer 2B
McCutchen CF
Jones RF
Sanchez 1B
Alvarez 3B
Barajas C
Barmes SS
Burnett P

For more news and notes on Dodgers baseball, be sure to read True Blue LA. For more news and notes on the Pirates, be sure to read Bucs Dugout and SB Nation Pittsburgh.