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

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Atlanta Braves third baseman Johan Camargo catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson as third baseman Austin Riley looks on during t...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Bra...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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.

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