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Mattingly shuffles lineup with Kemp out of finale

Mattingly shuffles lineup with Kemp out of finale

Mattingly shuffles lineup with Kemp out of finale
DENVER -- With Matt Kemp out of the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly moved Adrian Gonzalez up to Kemp's No. 3 spot in the batting order with Hanley Ramirez batting fourth.

A mild surprise was the presence of Luis Cruz batting fifth ahead of Andre Ethier. Mattingly explained the decision as a counter move to Colorado starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz.

"He's really tough on lefties," Mattingly said. "I wanted to spread Andre and Adrian with a right-hander between them."

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Left-handers entered Wednesday batting .115 against Pomeranz, while right-handers were batting .290.

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