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Towers, Padilla to start Dodgers' split-squad Cactus League games

March 20, 2010 |  2:00 pm

The Dodgers play split-squad Cactus League games Saturday, with one group facing the Texas Rangers in an afternoon game in Surprise, Ariz., and the other team hosting the San Diego Padres at night at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch complex.

Right-hander Josh Towers started against the Rangers, with Ramon Ortiz -- a candidate to be the Dodgers' fifth starter in the regular season -- also expected to see action. Right-hander Vicente Padilla was scheduled to start the night game against San Diego.

Here are the lineups for the day game:

CF - Xavier Paul
2B - Blake DeWitt
RF - Andre Ethier
1B - James Loney
DH - Garret Anderson
3B - Nick Green
LF- Jason Repko
SS - Chin-lung Hu
C - Lucas May
(P - Josh Towers)

SS - Joaquin Arias
2B - Esteban German
CF - David Murphy
DH - Josh Hamilton
RF - Nelson Cruz
1B - Chris Davis
3B - Matt Brown
LF - Brandon Boggs
C - Taylor Teagarden
(P - Colby Lewis)

--Jim Peltz in Surprise

Photo: Dodgers' pitcher Vicente Padilla under the watchful eye of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt during practice Feb. 27 at the team's Camelback Ranch spring-training facility in Phoenix.

Credit: Mark Duncan / Associated Press