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Diamondbacks lineup: Full batting order, pitcher vs. Dodgers in Game 1 of NLDS

We break down the Diamondbacks lineup for Saturday’s game against the Dodgers.

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks prepares to bat in the dugout prior to Game 2 of the Wild Card Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The No. 6 Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of this NLDS on Saturday, October 7, from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Arizona pulled a shocker in the Wild Card round, sweeping the Brewers on the road in two games, while Los Angeles earned a first-round bye after winning 100 games and another NL West title in the regular season.

Merrill Kelly (12-8, 3.29 ERA) will get the ball for the visitors, while Los Angeles will turn to Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 2.46) for the 32nd time in the postseason. The Dodgers enter as -198 favorites on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, while the D-backs come in at +164. The run total is set at 8.

The D-backs have released their lineup for today’s game, so let’s take a look at how they’ll line up against Kershaw.

Diamondbacks starting lineup, NLDS Game 1, October 7

With a lefty on the mound, Marte — a switch-hitter a bit better from the right side — shifts up to the leadoff spot while Corbin Carroll drops down to second. After that, it’s a parade of righties, with Tommy Pham, Christian Walker, Gabriel Moreno (recovered from his concussion symptoms) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. comprising the heart of the order. Evan Longoria once again gets a start at third base.