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World Series Game 5 lineups: Enrique Hernandez batting cleanup for Dodgers

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The Astros, once again, are leaving their lineup unchanged for Game 5 of the World Series. The Dodgers have made a couple of alterations, including moving Enrique Hernandez — who hit three home runs in Game 5 of the NLCS — into the cleanup spot. Logan Forsythe is also at third base while Justin Turner will DH. Turner took a ground ball off of his thigh in Game 4, so that may be the reason behind that change.

The game starts at 8 PM ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Dodgers

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

SP Clayton Kershaw

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 Dallas Keuchel

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.

Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Kay was communications director for the Angels.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.

Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner’s report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.

“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.

If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.