Tuesday’s matchup is the third straight game Betts will miss due to a hip injury. Betts last played in a 9-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on July 17, going 4-for-4 with a home run. He was a pinch hitter in Monday’s 7-2 loss in the series opener with the Giants, striking out in one plate attempt.
A regular fixture in the Dodgers lineup, Betts has played 82 games this season, slashing .270/.374/.502 with 14 home runs.
Zach McKinstry will resume right field duties in place of Betts, batting eighth. McKinstry, priced at $2,200 on FanDuel, has appeared in 49 games this season, hitting .241 with a .293 OBP and seven home runs. In Monday’s loss, McKinstry went 1-for-4 with a double.
The Dodgers will face Alex Wood, who will make his 16th start of the season. Wood, facing his former team, has an 8-3 record with a 3.67 ERA, 25% K rate and a 1.15 WHIP.
Los Angeles is a -146 home Moneyline favorite against the Giants on FanDuel Sportsbook in a game with an 8.5-run total.
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