Dodgers lineup vs. Colorado Rockies: Dustin May starts, Mookie Betts leads off

Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May delivers against the Angels on Aug. 16.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Mookie Betts returns to the Dodgers’ lineup after getting an off-day Friday, reclaiming his spot as the leadoff hitter for the team’s Saturday home game against the Colorado Rockies.

With the team set to face Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (2-1, 2.56 ERA), only three left-handed batters were included in the Dodgers’ lineup: Shortstop Corey Seager, batting third; first baseman Cody Bellinger, batting fifth; and third baseman Max Muncy, batting seventh.

Justin Turner is in the three-hole as the designated hitter, followed by center fielder AJ Pollock in the cleanup spot. For the third straight game, Austin Barnes is behind the plate, batting ninth.


Rookie Dustin May takes the mound for his sixth start of the season, entering with a 1-1 record and a 3.00 ERA. The right-hander is averaging 98.4 mph on his fastball, second-fastest among MLB pitchers with at least 250 innings.

Dodgers starting lineup
1. Mookie Betts — Right field
2. Corey Seager — Shortstop
3. Justin Turner — Designated hitter
4. AJ Pollock — Center field
5. Cody Bellinger — First base
6. Chris Taylor — Left field
7. Max Muncy — Third base
8. Kiké Hernández — Second base
9. Austin Barnes — Catcher

Dustin May — Starting pitcher

Dodgers pitcher Dustin May.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)