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Dodgers Vs. Pirates Lineups: Pedro Alvarez Sits Against Clayton Kershaw

Here are the lineups for the Dodgers' contest against the Pirates Wednesday night, as Clayton Kershaw faces Wandy Rodriguez at 7:05.

Dodgers:

Shane Victorino LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Matt Kemp CF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Andre Ethier RF
Juan Rivera 1B
Luis Cruz 3B
A.J. Ellis C
Clayton Kershaw P

Pirates:

Starling Marte LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Gaby Sanchez 1B
Michael McKenry C
Garrett Jones RF
Josh Harrison 3B
Jordy Mercer SS
Wandy Rodriguez P

The struggling Pedro Alvarez gets the night off against a very tough lefty; Josh Harrison starts in his place. Meanwhile, Gaby Sanchez, who usually hits lefties well, takes over at first base. Michael McKenry gets the start behind the plate, probably much to the delight of Pirates fans who strongly prefer him to Rod Barajas at this point. Jordy Mercer, who recently has been appearing more frequently, starts in place of Clint Barmes.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Dodgers, there's True Blue LA.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.