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Dodgers Vs. Braves Lineups: Brian McCann Rests Shoulder, David Ross Starts

The Atlanta Braves have announced their lineup for Friday night to kick off a key three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the season ended today both teams would be in the playoffs; LA leads the NL West by one-half game, while the Braves have a comfortable lead in the race for the wild card play-in game.

Atlanta has scored six runs in back-to-back games and are looking to win their fourth in a row this evening. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has elected to rest Brian McCann, who is battling a shoulder issue and has struggled in recent days. David Ross will make the start against Dodgers left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano.

Here is the rest of the Braves lineup:

Michael Bourn - CF
Martin Prado - LF
Jason Heyward - RF
Chipper Jones - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B
Dan Uggla - 2B
David Ross - C
Paul Janish - SS
Tommy Hanson - P

Here is the Dodgers lineup:

Shane Victorino - LF
Mark Ellis - 2B
Matt Kemp - CF
Andre Ethier - RF
Hanley Ramirez - SS
James Loney - 1B
Luis Cruz - 3B
Matt Treanor - C
Chris Capuano - P

First pitch from Turner Field is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

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