Mookie Betts is back in the Dodgers’ lineup Friday, in right field and batting second, against the San Francisco Giants after not starting the previous three games with a finger injury.
Betts last started Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He injured his left middle finger during an at-bat in the fifth inning. He ended up hitting a home run, but was replaced two innings later.
Joc Pederson, who slugged two home runs Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, will play left field and lead off against right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Justin Turner will be the designated hitter with Edwin Ríos replacing him at third base. Chris Taylor, fresh off a walk-off assist from left field to end Wednesday’s win, will start at second base.
Julio Urías will make his third start for the Dodgers. The left-hander has a 2.45 earned-run average in 11 innings.
1. Joc Pederson — Left field
2. Mookie Betts — Right field
3. Cody Bellinger — center field
4. Justin Turner — Designated hitter
5. Corey Seager — Shortstop
6. Max Muncy — First base
7. Chris Taylor — Second base
8. Edwin Ríos — Third base
9. Will Smith — Catcher
Julio Urías — Starting pitcher