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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

Lucas Giolito earns second shutout of season

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The Twins have arguably baseball’s scariest offense. Their average of 5.87 runs per game is second only to the Yankees (5.90) while leading the league in slugging percentage (.501), OPS (.840), and home runs (244). White Sox starter Lucas Giolito made their offense look impotent on Wednesday, blanking them over nine innings for his second shutout of the season. The White Sox won 4-0.

Giolito allowed just three hits and walked none while fanning 12 batters over his nine innings of work. He’s now 14-6 with a 3.20 ERA and a 194/51 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings on the season. Giolito is very much in the AL Cy Young Award picture. The Astros’ Justin Verlander leads the league in ERA at 2.81. A strong finish to the season for Giolito could certainly see his ERA dip below 3.00.

As mentioned, Wednesday’s shutout was Giolito’s second of the season. He and the Indians’ Shane Bieber are the only pitchers with multiple shutouts this season. They are two of only 21 pitchers with a shutout.