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Ethier gets rest in finale against left-hander Lee

Ethier gets rest in finale against left-hander Lee

Ethier gets rest in finale against left-hander Lee
LOS ANGELES -- Like Matt Kemp did earlier in the week, Andre Ethier got a day of rest Wednesday in the Dodgers' series finale against the Phillies.

Ethier returned to the Dodgers' lineup Friday after missing 11 games with a strained left oblique. He has gone 7-for-18 with a home run and five RBIs since the All-Star break.

The right fielder is 0-for-11 with five strikeouts in his career against Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee and manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday would be the perfect day to give Ethier some rest.

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"This gives him almost three days," Mattingly said. "Today, then tomorrow and then we have a night game, so it's a perfect opportunity for him."

Mattingly said Ethier feels good and the team was encouraged by a hard check swing in the eighth inning Tuesday night.

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