Ethier in Dodgers’ lineup for Game 1 of NLCS

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Andre Ethier, who played sparingly in the division series, is in the lineup for Game 1 of the NL championship series.

Manager Don Mattingly says Ethier assured him and the rest of the team he’d be able to make all the plays. He was batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly on Friday night.

The Dodgers are going with starting pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Ricky Nolasco in Games 3 and 4. Paco Rodriguez was not on the roster, leaving the Dodgers with one lefty in the bullpen.

The Cardinals made no roster moves. Manager Mike Matheny hasn’t announced his choice for Game 4 starter and said the two candidates, rookie Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn, would be available in relief for Game 1.


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