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Dodgers to field likely regular-season lineup in Cactus League finale

Dodgers to field likely regular-season lineup in Cactus League finale
Dee Gordon, who had two hits including an RBI-triple against the Cubs on Friday, appears to have won the starting spot at second base for the Dodgers. (Morry Gash / Associated Press)

PHOENIX -- In their final Cactus League game, the Dodgers will field a lineup that figures to be their usual lineup for the regular season.

It probably won’t be the lineup the Dodgers use next week in Australia, as

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Carl Crawford

is expected to remain in Arizona for the birth of his third child. In Crawford’s absence,

Scott Van Slyke

is expected to start in left field.

Dee Gordon

appears to have won the job at second base.

And

Yasiel Puig

’s .135 average in the exhibition season looks like it hasn’t dissuaded Manager

Don Mattingly

from using the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder as his leadoff hitter.

The Dodgers lineup:

Yasiel Puig RF

Carl Crawford LF

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Hanley Ramirez
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SS

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

Juan Uribe

3B

Andre Ethier

CF

A.J. Ellis

C

Dee Gordon 2B

Hyun-Jin Ryu

P

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