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Evan Gattis, Enrique Hernandez at DH in World Series Game 3 lineups

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Update (6:46 PM ET): The Dodgers made an adjustment to their lineup. Joc Pederson will now DH and Enrique Hernandez will play left field. Previously, Hernandez was slated to DH and Pederson was in left. The lineup is otherwise the same.

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The World Series resumes on Friday night at 8 PM at Minute Maid Park in Houston between the Dodgers and Astros. American League park, American League rules. Evan Gattis will DH for the Astros and Enrique Hernandez will do so for the Dodgers.

Here are the lineups.

Astros

CF George Springer
3B Alex Bregman
2B Jose Altuve
SS Carlos Correa
1B Yuli Gurriel
RF Josh Reddick
DH Evan Gattis
LF Marwin Gonzalez
C Brian McCann

SP Lance McCullers

Dodgers

CF Chris Taylor
SS Corey Seager
3B Justin Turner
1B Cody Bellinger
RF Yasiel Puig
2B Logan Forsythe
C Austin Barnes
DH Joc Pederson
LF Enrique Hernandez

SP Yu Darvish

It’s worth noting that Reddick has been moved up to the No. 6 spot in the Astros’ batting order. He went hitless through the first six games of the ALCS, a span of 23 plate appearances. However, he’s hit safely in each of his last three games — Game 7 of the ALCS and the first two games of the World Series. Manager A.J. Hinch may feel like Reddick has broken out of his slump.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gives Joc Pederson another start after getting the nod in Game 2. He went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. This will mark only his third start for the Dodgers this postseason.

Blake Snell becomes client of Boras Corporation

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Ken Rosenthal and Josh Tolentino of The Athletic report that Rays starter Blake Snell has switched agencies, going from Apex Baseball to Boras Corporation. Snell is currently signed to a five-year, $50 million contract and will be under contract through 2023.

Snell found himself in hot water two weeks ago when he said on his Twitch stream that he wouldn’t risk his life to play baseball during a pandemic while receiving significantly reduced pay. Some described Snell as tone deaf for saying, “I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, okay?”

Boras represents many of baseball’s highest-paid players, including Gerrit Cole and Bryce Harper. Snell is not likely to win over any of the people he recently irritated by appearing to go after more money by hiring the highest-profile agent. What often goes unsaid is that players have a very limited window in which to use their elite athletic skills to make money.

Snell won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, going 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA and a 221/64 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings. He did not have nearly the same success last year, going 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA and a 147/40 K/BB ratio in 107 innings.