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Dodgers, Astros set World Series G4 lineups

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The Dodgers and Astros return to the field for a key Game 4 World Series matchup at Minute Maid Park tonight. Southpaw Alex Wood will start for Los Angeles, while right-hander Charlie Morton goes for Houston, each making his first appearance in the Fall Classic.

The Astros are looking to remain unbeaten in Houston and join the 2002 Angels as the only teams to win eight home games in a single postseason. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are hoping to even the series after dropping two in a row to Houston.

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The Dodgers and Astros return to the field for a key Game 4 World Series matchup at Minute Maid Park tonight. Southpaw Alex Wood will start for Los Angeles, while right-hander Charlie Morton goes for Houston, each making his first appearance in the Fall Classic.

The Astros are looking to remain unbeaten in Houston and join the 2002 Angels as the only teams to win eight home games in a single postseason. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are hoping to even the series after dropping two in a row to Houston.

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Here's a look at tonight's lineups:

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DODGERS
The Dodgers' lineup is unchanged from Game 3 as they face another right-handed Astros starter in Morton. Los Angeles managed just four hits and batted 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position with this lineup on Friday.

Chris Taylor remains in the leadoff spot; he's hitless in his past eight at-bats since homering on the first pitch in Game 1.

L.A. will look to get more production out of cleanup hitter Cody Bellinger, who's 0-for-11 in this Series. Bellinger's 19 strikeouts in the postseason are tied with John Shelby (1988) for the most by a Dodgers batter in a single postseason.

Chase Utley, who will begin Game 4 on the bench, has the most experience vs. Morton. He's 5-for-10 with one home run and one walk in 11 career plate appearances against him. No other Dodgers player on the World Series roster has more than five career at-bats vs. Morton.

1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Corey Seager, SS
3. Justin Turner, 3B
4. Cody Bellinger, 1B
5. Yasiel Puig, RF
6. Logan Forsythe, 2B
7. Austin Barnes, C
8. Joc Pederson, DH
9. Enrique Hernandez, LF

Alex Wood, LHP

ASTROS
Houston's batting order is also unchanged from Friday's Game 3 victory. Yuli Gurriel remains in the lineup and won't miss any World Series games for his inappropriate gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish in Game 3. He received a five-game suspension without pay, effective at the start of the 2018 season.

Houston's offense has been at its best at home this postseason, averaging 5.1 runs per game through seven contests. The Astros have yet to even trail in any of the 63 innings they've played at Minute Maid Park.

Jose Altuve, in particular, has excelled at home in the postseason, hitting .519/.567/1.111 with five homers and nine runs scored through seven games in Houston.

Only three Astros batters on the roster have any experience against the Dodgers' Wood -- Josh Reddick (0-for-4), Altuve (0-for-3) and George Springer (1-for-3). As a team, Houston hit .278/.348/.466 against left-handers in the regular season.

1. George Springer, CF
2. Alex Bregman, 3B
3. Jose Altuve, 2B
4. Carlos Correa, SS
5. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
6. Josh Reddick, RF
7. Evan Gattis, DH
8. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
9. Brian McCann, C

Charlie Morton, RHP

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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