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Joc Pederson in Dodgers' lineup in Game 7

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is starting on Saturday night in Game 7 of the National League Divisional Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Pederson didn't start in Game 6 against LHP Wade Miley, but he'll start in left field and bat leadoff against Jhoulys Chacin.

Our models project Pederson for 14.5 FanDuel points in 4.81 plate appearances.

Source: Baseball Press

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David Freese sitting for Los Angeles in Game 7

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese is not in the lineup on Saturday night in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

In this winner-take-all game, Freese will be replaced at first base by Max Muncy to make room for Joc Pederson in the lineup.

On Friday night in Game 6, Freese went 2-3 with a home run and 2 RBI before being pinch-hit for.

Source: Baseball Press

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Yasiel Puig starting in Game 6 for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is in the lineup on Friday night for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Puig, who went 2-2 as a pinch-hitter in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory in Game 5, will start in right field and bat seventh in the order against Brewers starter Wade Miley.

Our models project Puig for 11.4 FanDuel points in 4.17 plate appearances.

Source: Baseball Press

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Enrique Hernandez not in Dodgers' Game 6 lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Kike Hernandez is sitting on Friday in Game 6 of the National League Divisional Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Hernandez, who started Game 5 in right field, will be replaced by Yasiel Puig against Brewers starter Wade Miley.

Before ultimately being pinch-hit for, Hernandez went 0-2 with a strikeout in the Dodgers 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

Source: Baseball Press

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Travis Shaw starting in Game 6 for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Travis Shaw is in the lineup on Friday night in Game 6 of the National League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Shaw will start at second base and bat fourth in the order against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Our models project Shaw for 10.4 FanDuel points in 4.20 plate appearances.

Source: Baseball Press

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Hernan Perez sitting in Game 6 for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers Hernan Perez is not in the lineup on Friday in Game 6 of the National League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Perez, who started at second base in the Brewers' Game 5 loss, will be replaced by Travis Shaw against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.

On Wednesday night in Game 5, Perez went 0-3 with a strikeout before ultimately being pinch-hit for by Curtis Granderson.

Source: Baseball Press

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Carlos Correa will bat fourth for the Astros in Game 5

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will bath fourth tonight against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Correa was hitting out of the seven spot in the previous four games of the series. The Astros--down 3-1 in the series--will move the order around in hopes of sparking a comeback.

We project Correa to score 8.6 FanDuel points in tonight's game.

Source: Baseball Press

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Ian Kinsler on second base for Red Sox in Game 5 Thursday

Boston Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler is starting in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series versus the Houston Astros on Thursday.

What It Means:

Kinsler will replace Brock Holt at second base and bat sixth versus Astros right-hander Justin Verlander as the Red Sox enter Thursday just nine innings away from a World Series bid. He is 0-for-7 with 4 strikeouts this series after going 4-for-13 (.308) with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 walk drawn, 1 steal, and 3 runs scored in the ALDS.

numberFire's models project Kinsler to score 8.6 FanDuel points in Game 5.

Source: Baseball Press

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Jake Marisnick starting for Houston in Game 5

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is starting on Thursday in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Marisnick will take over for George Springer in center field, who will slide over to right field to replace Josh Reddick. Marisnick will hit ninth in the order against Red Sox starter David Price.

Used primarily as a defensive replacement thus far, Marisnick is just 0-1 in the 2018 Postseason.

Source: Baseball Press

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Mitch Moreland (hamstring) starting as Red Sox look to eliminate Astros in Game 5

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is starting against the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday.

What It Means:

Moreland will replace Steve Pearce at first base and bat fifth versus Astros right-hander Justin Verlander in his first start of the ALCS due to a right hamstring issue. He has made multiple appearances as a pinch-hitter while helping the Red Sox build a 3-1 series lead.

Moreland is 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and a walk drawn as a pinch-hitter this series.

Source: Baseball Press

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