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Dodgers starting lineup vs. Diamondbacks: AJ Pollock to play against former team


AJ Pollock will return to the Dodgers’ lineup for Thursday’s series opener at the Arizona Diamondbacks, looking to continue his hot start to the season against his former team.


Soon after the MLB season was suspended in March, his wife Kate gave birth to daughter Maddi three months premature.


Pollock then missed the start of the Dodgers’ training camp this month after testing positive for COVID-19 before leaving the team last Saturday to help his wife take his daughter home for the first time.


Pollock missed only one game — he watched the Dodgers’ loss to the Giants last Saturday from his couch with his newborn in his arms — before returning to the lineup Sunday.


Pollock is one six right-handed hitters slated to face Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray, who is 8-5 against the Dodgers in his career with a 3.15 ERA.


Right-hander Ross Stripling starts for the Dodgers, looking to build off his impressive seven-inning, one-run season debut against the San Francisco Giants last week.






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