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Dodgers vs Marlins: Lineups, Pregame Matchups, and More for August 26

The Dodgers head to Miami to start a four-game series with the Marlins this afternoon.

Tyler Anderson, who started against the Marlins in Los Angeles last weekend and allowed one run in seven innings, will take the mound for the Dodgers in the series opener.

For most of the Marlins players, their only experience facing Anderson came in that game last week, which the Dodgers won, 2-1, on some late-night heroics from Trayce Thompson. Only Brian Anderson (3-for-11 with five strikeouts) and Miguel Rojas (3-for-10 with two doubles) have ten or more career plate appearances against the lefty.

Anderson was an All-Star this season, and he’s currently 13-2 with a 2.73 ERA. He has the sixth-best ERA in the National League, and with a strong outing tonight he could move up to fifth (Zac Gallen is at 2.66).

The Marlins appear to be going with somewhat of a bullpen game today, with right-hander Tommy Nance up first. Nance is a Long Beach native who threw two scoreless innings last Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Rookie Bryan Hoeing, who got knocked around by the Dodgers in his major-league debut that same night, is likely to follow him.

Gavin Lux is still out of the lineup with a neck issue, his third straight missed game, so Chris Taylor gets the start at second base with Trayce Thompson in left field.

Today’s game will mark the 124th game of the season for LA. They are currently 86-37, on pace for over 113 wins. First pitch is scheduled for 3:40 PM PT.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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