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Please note that in the “DH” column, the player listed is the player that has been added or removed from the lineup, not necessarily the player in the DH slot. For example, if the Phillies move Domonic Brown to DH and put Tony Gwynn Jr. in the OF, then I will list Gwynn Jr. in the “DH” column because he is the player who is gaining at-bats.

Last Week

AL at NL: None

NL at AL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

CHC

TOR (3)

2R, 1L

Valaika/Kalish/Coghlan

ATL

TEX (3)

2R, 1L

Doumit/Pena

It is tough to tell what the Cubs starting lineup actually is, but it appears that Chris Valaika and Ryan Kalish each picked up extra starts against a righty, while Chris Coghlan picked up a start against a lefty.

Ryan Doumit picked up two starts at DH (one against a lefty and one against a righty), and Ramiro Pena picked up a start at second base with Tommy La Stella moving to DH.

This Week

AL at NL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

BOS

PIT (3)

2R, 1L

Ortiz/Napoli/Craig

No DH means only one spot for David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, and Allen Craig. With Boston already looking toward 2015, my guess is that they each get one start at first base, but I would not be surprised if we did not see Ortiz start at all.

NL at AL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

PHI

OAK (3)

2R, 1L

Asche/Ruf/Howard

I think that the Phillies use the DH to start both Maikel Franco and Cody Asche against one righty and that Darin Ruf will start at first base with Ryan Howard moving to DH against the other righty. I also think that Howard will get a start at DH against the lefty.

Next Week

AL at NL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

HOU

NYM (3)

2R, 1L

Singleton/Guzman

Houston’s Jon Singleton-Jesus Guzman first-base platoon will most likely be sitting on the bench, as the everyday DH, Chris Carter, will probably start in its place.

NL at AL:

Away

Opponent (Games)

R/L Faced

DH

ARI

MIN (3)

3R

Lamb/Pennington/Marte/Reimold

Arizona has a bunch similarly disappointing options for the DH spot at this point of the season. My guess is that three of the four of Jake Lamb, Cliff Pennington, Alfredo Marte, and Nolan Reimold get an extra start due to the DH.