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Andre Ethier out of Dodgers lineup for NLCS Game 2

October 12, 2013|By Bill Shaikin
  • Andre Ethier started his first game for the Dodgers since Sept. 15 in Game 1 of the NLCS. He will not start on Saturday in Game 2, though.
Andre Ethier started his first game for the Dodgers since Sept. 15 in Game… (Jae C. Hong / Associated…)

ST. LOUIS -- Andre Ethier is back on the Dodgers' bench.

Skip Schumaker will start in center field for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

Ethier limped out of the visiting clubhouse after a 3-2 loss on Friday night with a team doctor by his side. Ethier started Game 1 in center field, his first start since Sept. 13.

Ethier has been hampered by discomfort above his left ankle -- a condition similar to shin splints -- and he was limited to pinch-hitting in the NL division series.

The starting pitchers: the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who led the major leagues in earned-run average, against the St. Louis Cardinals' Michael Wacha, who threw 7-1/3 no-hit innings in his postseason debut last week.

The starting lineups:


Carl Crawford, LF

Mark Ellis, 2B

Hanley Ramirez, SS

Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

Yasiel Puig, RF

Juan Uribe, 3B

Skip Schumaker, CF

A.J. Ellis, C

Clayton Kershaw, P


Matt Carpenter, 2B

Carlos Beltran, RF

Matt Holliday, LF

Yadier Molina, C

David Freese, 3B

Matt Adams, 1B

Jon Jay, CF

Pete Kozma, SS

Michael Wacha, P

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