Dodgers Vs. Diamondbacks Game Preview: Mookie Betts Starting At 2nd Base
Mookie Betts
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The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday and now look to finish their road trip with a series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mookie Betts is back from the 10-day injured list after being sidelined due to right hip inflammation. L.A. made an additional roster move on Sunday as well by selecting the contract of Yefry Ramirez, adding a fresh arm to a bullpen that’s taken on plenty of innings the past two games.

Mitch White and Zach McKinstry were both optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and Jimmie Sherfy was transferred to the 60-day IL in order to add Ramirez to the 40-man roster.

Betts makes his return to the Dodgers lineup still in his familiar leadoff spot despite Chris Taylor’s success there while filling in, but playing second base. It was a possibility Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Betts hinted at as a means of easing him back from hip trouble.

Julio Urias is on mound for a second start against the Diamondbacks this season. He held them to one run on three hits and collected eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings to earn a win at Dodger Stadium on May 18.

Overall this season Urias is 12-3 with a 3.54 ERA and is second to the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks for most wins.

The Diamondbacks counter with Caleb Smith, who is enduring a rough year at 3-7 with a 4.61 ERA, but has only been in the starting rotation since June. Smith has made one start and an additional two relief appearances against L.A. this year.

Dodgers lineup

2B: Mookie Betts
CF: Chris Taylor
3B: Justin Turner
1B: Albert Pujols
SS: Corey Seager
LF: AJ Pollock
C: Austin Barnes
RF: Billy McKinney
P: Julio Urias

Diamondbacks lineup

SS: Nick Ahmed
CF: Ketel Marte
3B: Drew Ellis
1B: Christian Walker
RF: Josh Reddick
2B: Jake Hager
LF: Daulton Varsho
C: Bryan Holaday
P: Caleb Smith

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