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Dodgers Vs. Giants Starting Lineups: Juan Rivera Starts At 1B Against LHP Madison Bumgarner

The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have much volatility in their starting lineup these days, not since the acquisitions of Shane Victorino and Hanley Ramirez. For the most part their regular eight position players have been stable, and that continues in the series opener against the San Francisco Giants.

Juan Rivera and James Loney are in a straight platoon at first base, which means Rivera gets the start Monday night against the left-handed Madison Bumgarner. The only real question is at third base, but that isn't much of a question with Luis Cruz red hot and Jerry Hairston Jr. on the disabled list. Cruz has started 35 of the last 42 games for the Dodgers, with 33 of those starts coming at either shortstop or third base.

Here are Monday's starting lineups from Chavez Ravine.

Giants (66-55)

Pagan CF
Scutaro 2B
Sandoval 3B
Posey C
Pence RF
Arias SS
Belt 1B
Blanco LF
Bumgarner P

Dodgers (67-55)

Victorino LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ramirez SS
Ethier RF
Rivera 1B
Cruz 3B
Ellis C
Kershaw P

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