C Barnes in Dodgers lineup with Kershaw for Game 4 vs Braves

By The Associated Press
Posted 5:14PM on Thursday 15th October 2020 ( 1 month ago )

ARLINGTON, Texas — Austin Barnes is back in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup to catch lefty ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves.

It was the third start this postseason, all the games started by Kershaw. Barnes was 4-for-5 at the plate in the previews two starts that the Dodgers both won.

Kershaw was initially scheduled to pitch Game 2 of the NLCS two days earlier before getting scratched because of back spasms.

Atlanta had its same lineup Thursday as Game 3, all right-handers except for NL MVP contender Freddie Freeman and switch-hitter Johan Camargo.

The Dodgers had their five left-handed batters between the Nos. 2 and 7 spots in the order against Bryse Wilson, making his postseason debut as the third Braves right-handed rookie to start in this series.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes (15) is tagged out by San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado while trying to advance on a hit by Mookie Betts during the fourth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.

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