Tonight’s lineup: Betemit too sick to start

He was supposed to play, but he has been battling a stomach illness since late last night. Grady said Betemit is available to come off the bench.

SS Furcal — 5-game hitting streak, 7 for 23
CF Pierre — career .346 against Maddux
1B Nomar
2B Kent
LF Gonzo — .317 lifetime with 10 HR, 21 RBI against Maddux
C Martin — 6 gm hit streak 8 for 19
RF Ethier
3B Valdez
RH Tomko

1B coach Mariano Duncan went home to the Dominican after learning that his father had died after a long illness Bench coach Dave Jauss will coach 1B until Duncan returns. … Matt Kemp homered again in his first official game with Las Vegas, going 2 for 4 and stealing a base in Friday’s 6-4 loss to Tacoma. Yhency Brazoban began the Vegas portion of the rehab assignment with a scoreless inning.

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