The Dodgers’ Game 162 lineup is good.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are playing for something today. The Dodgers, not so much.

You wouldn’t know that the Dodgers already know who they’ll play in the National League Division Series, and when and where, by the lineup card manager Dave Roberts filled out today:

Howie Kendrick LF
Justin Turner 3B
Corey Seager SS
Yasiel Puig RF
Adrian González 1B
Yasmani Grandal C
Joc Pederson CF
Chase Utley 2B
Kenta Maeda P

Here was Roberts’ explanation:

The Giants can clinch a wild card berth with a win today. If they lose and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, a one-game playoff will be held to determine who plays the New York Mets in the wild card game.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.