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MLB lineups for Sunday, April 23: Mookie Betts starting at shortstop for Dodgers

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Sunday, April 23rd.

Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers turns a double play in the eighth inning against Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 20, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Sunday means a full slate of matinee baseball around MLB. So rise and shine, fantasy baseball managers, and make sure you don’t miss out on any key sit/start decisions. Here’s today’s MLB lineup report.

MLB starting lineups: Sunday, April 23rd

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 12:05 p.m. ET

No Kris Bryant after the slugger left Saturday’s game with a hip strain. Mike Moustakas fills in as the DH while Harold Castro gets a start at second base. No Elehuris Montero, while Ezequiel Tovar will play short.

Alec Bohm will serve as the DH today as Edmundo Sosa plays third and Kody Clemens gets a start at first base.

Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:35 p.m. ET

Akil Baddoo will lead off for Detroit, while Zach McKinstry mans third and Kerry Carpenter serves as the DH.

Jorge Mateo will try to give it a go again as he returns from a hip injury. Ryan McKenna will start in right while James McCann serves as the DH.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m. ET

Wil Myers continues to bat fifth despite his miserable year so far, while Jason Vosler starts at third (Spencer Steer will DH) and Stuart Fairchild gets the nod in left.

Tucupita Marcano will play second while Canaan Smith-Njigba starts in left for Pittsburgh, giving Connor Joe a day off against a tough righty.

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:35 p.m. ET

Mauricio Dubon leads off again while David Hensley plays first and Jake Meyers starts in center.

Sean Murphy sits for a day game after a night game, as Chadwick Tromp will handle catching duties and Ozzie Albies moves to fourth in the order. Eddie Rosario will DH while Sam Hilliard and Kevin Pillar start in center and left.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, 1:35 p.m. ET

Alejandro Kirk will serve as the DH for Toronto as Danny Jansen catches and Kevin Kiermaier gets a start in center field.

Anthony Volpe leads off again while DJ LeMahieu returns to the lineup and will play first base. Oswald Peraza starts at third and Isiah Kiner-Falefa is back in center.

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:40 p.m. ET

Gavin Sheets gets a start in right and bats fifth for Chicago as Luis Robert leads off and Andrew Benintendi bats second.

Harold Ramirez will be the DH for Tampa, while Isaac Paredes starts at third, Luke Raley starts in right and Josh Lowe sits.

Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Guardians, 1:40 p.m. ET

Jazz Chisholm drops to sixth in the lineup while Avisail Garcia serves as the DH and Garrett Hampson gets another start at short — he’s making a name for himself with Joey Wendle on the shelf.

Josh Naylor is back up to sixth in the order while Oscar Gonzalez continues to bat fifth despite his struggles this year. Gabriel Arias starts at second while Andres Gimenez gets a day off.

Washington Nationals vs. Minnesota Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET

Lane Thomas will get a day off while Alex Call leads off and Stone Garrett gets another start in left.

Donovan Solano leads off while Joey Gallo and Willi Castro man the corner outfield spots for Minnesota.

Boston Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m. ET

The top four remain the same for Boston, while Enrique Hernandez starts at second and Jarren Duran is back in center.

Victor Caratini will catch as William Contreras gets the day off. Jesse Winker DHs again and bats second while Joey Wiemer and Blake Perkins man center and right respectively.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET

It was only a matter of time: Say hello to starting shortstop Mookie Betts. Jason Heyward and David Peralta get starts in the outfield against a righty.

It’s a day off for Trey Mancini, as Eric Hosmer plays first, Patrick Wisdom starts in left and Luis Torrens will serve as the DH with a lefty on the mound. Nick Madrigal gets the start at third.

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers, 2:35 p.m. ET

It’s a day off for Brent Rooker as Jesus Aguilar will serve as the DH and Connor Capel starts in right and bats fifth. Tyler Wade gets a start at shortstop.

Robbie Grossman will bat second while Ezequiel Duran gets a start at short and Bubba Thompson will play left.

Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET

Salvador Perez gets a day off behind the dish but slots in as the team’s DH on Sunday. Hunter Dozier gets the off day after going 3 for 5 on Saturday, and Michael Massey takes over at second base with Matt Duffy moving over to third.

After hitting two home runs on Saturday, Hunter Renfroe is rewarded with hitting in the clean-up spot in the series finale. Anthony Rendon gets an off day with Gio Urshela manning the hot corner, and Jake Lamb takes over at first base. With multiple catchers on the IL, Chad Wallach gets the start behind the plate.

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m. ET

Fernando Tatis hit a home run on Saturday and will bat leadoff on Sunday. After an off day on Saturday, Manny Machado is back playing third base for the series finale.

Evan Longoria is back in the starting lineup for the Diamondbacks after coming off the bench on Saturday. He will bat clean-up and play third. Jake McCarthy, Nick Ahmed and Jose Herrera are all back in the lineup after being off on Saturday.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET

Paul DeJong has been activated off the IL and will take over at shortstop and bat seventh. Nolan Gorman hit sixth on Saturday but will get a chance to bat second in the series finale. Jordan Walker is back in the lineup as both Dylan Carlson and Tommy Edman get the afternoon off.

The Mariners are putting the mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” into action as they are going with the exact same lineup from Saturday's game again on Sunday.

New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m. ET

The Sunday lineup looks very similar to Saturday’s. One main difference is the Mets showing off their top prospects with Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez both being in the batting order. Mark Canha gets the day off, Jeff McNeil moves to left and Luis Guillorme takes over second and bats ninth.

Giants TBD