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Dodgers-Rays World Series Game 4 lineups: L.A. makes late lineup switch with Bellinger, Pollock

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The 2020 World Series continues Saturday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Los Angeles Dodgers hold a 2-1 series lead over the Tampa Bay Rays after winning Game 3 on Friday (LA 6, TB 2). Los Angeles is two wins away from its first World Series title since 1988. Here’s how you can watch Game 4

As always, the clubs announced their starting lineups a few hours before first pitch. Here’s the batting order Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is using in Game 4:

  1. RF Mookie Betts
  2. SS Corey Seager
  3. 3B Justin Turner
  4. 1B Max Muncy
  5. C Will Smith
  6. DH Cody Bellinger
  7. CF A.J. Pollock
  8. LF Chris Taylor
  9. 2B Enrique Hernandez

    SP Julio Urias

The original starting lineup featured Bellinger in center field and Pollock at DH. About an hour before first pitch, the Dodgers switched the two, and Bellinger will now DH while Pollock will man center. Bellinger is dealing with back tightness, according to AM 570 LA’s David Vassegh, though it does not hinder him swinging a bat.

Elsewhere in the lineup, the Dodgers put Joc Pederson on the bench, Taylor in left field, and Hernandez at second. That is their standard arrangement against a left-handed starter. Pederson and Edwin Rios all loom as lefty pinch-hitting options in the late innings once Tampa Bay gets into its high-powered bullpen.

Now here is the starting nine Rays manager Kevin Cash will send out there in Game 4. Tampa is the home team in Game 4 and will bat in the bottom half of the inning:

  1. 1B Yandy Diaz
  2. DH Randy Arozarena
  3. 3B Mike Brosseau
  4. LF Manuel Margot
  5. 2B Brandon Lowe
  6. SS Willy Adames
  7. RF Hunter Renfroe
  8. C Mike Zunino
  9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

    SP Ryan Yarbrough

As they often do, the Rays have stacked their lineup with righties against an opposing lefty. Lowe and Kiermaier are the only lefties in the lineup, and Lowe is in there for his power and Kiermaier for his glove. Brosseau makes his living punishing southpaws, and Tampa will have lefty swingers Ji-Man Choi and Joey Wendle on the bench as pinch-hitting options.





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