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Dodgers Vs. Cubs Starting Lineups: Hanley Ramirez Makes First Start At Shortstop

The Los Angeles Dodgers and their new look lineup look to make some noise in the National League West, beginning with a three-game weekend series against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino each look for their first home hit since joining the club.

Ramirez is making his first start of the season at shortstop, after playing third base all season. He played shortstop on Wednesday after switching from third base in the fifth inning on a double switch.

The Dodgers host the Cubs (43-60) and Rockies (38-65) at home, followed by the Marlins (48-57) on the road for their next nine games, a chance to improve their place in the standings, currently a half-game behind San Francisco in the National League West.

Ramirez is 6-for-12 with a double against Jeff Samardzija, starting for the Cubs on Friday night, while Victorino is 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, and a walk against the right-hander. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers. Here are Friday's starting lineups from Dodger Stadium:

Cubs (43-60)

DeJesus CF
Castro SS
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Lahair RF
Clevenger C
Barney 2B
Valbuena 3B
Samardzija P

Dodgers (56-50)

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

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