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Dodgers lineup: Mookie Betts leads off in game No. 2 versus Giants

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Mookie Betts will lead off for the first time in his Dodgers career Friday as the team goes for a second straight win to open its season.

After hitting second in Thursday’s opening day win, Betts, who signed a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Dodgers (1-0) on Wednesday, was moved up to the top spot with the Dodgers set to face left-handed San Francisco Giants (0-1) starter Tyler Anderson.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that will likely be the pattern this year: the right-handed-hitting Betts leading off against lefties, with left-handed-hitter Max Muncy in the two-hole against righties.

Cody Bellinger, a lefty, and Justin Turner, a righty, were also swapped for Friday’s game, with Turner batting third and Bellinger slotting in as the clean-up hitter.

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Chris Taylor makes his first start in left field and Joc Pederson replaces AJ Pollock as the designated hitter. No. 9 hitter Will Smith will be behind the plate, catching right-handed starter Ross Stripling’s season debut.

Starting lineup

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Mookie Betts

Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Max Muncy

Dodgers infielder Max Muncy
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Justin Turner

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Cody Bellinger

Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Kike Hernandez

Dodgers utility player Kike Hernandez.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Corey Seager

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Chris Taylor

Dodgers utility player Chris Taylor.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Joc Pederson

Dodgers first baseman Joc Pederson.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Will Smith

Dodgers catcher Will Smith.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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Ross Stripling

Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)

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