Apr 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of 2013 opening day bases at Dodger Stadium before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day Lineups: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

The official start to the 2014 Major League Baseball season will begin in the wee hours of the morning in the United States.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Sydney, Australia at 4:00 AM EST. Both teams have revealed their Opening Day lineups and both have some surprises in them.

The Dodgers will start Yasiel Puig in the lead off position. Puig’s explosive bat and sparkplug personality will provide a jump for the Dodgers as they begin to defend their NL West Championship, especially late in the game when an extra at-bat could be critical.

The Diamondbacks have rookie Chris Owings starting at shortstop instead of last year’s standout Didi Gregorius. Gregorius has struggled offensively this spring and Owings is making a case to be the next big thing out of Arizona. Gregorius will get the start at shortstop in the evening game.

Below are the released lineups for each team.

National League West Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, Manager: Don Mattingly

No. Player Position
66 Yasiel Puig RF (9)
10 Justin Turner 2B (4)
13 Hanley Ramirez SS (6)
23 Adrian Gonzalez 1B (3)
33 Scott van Slyke LF (7)
5 Juan Uribe 3B (5)
16 Andre Ethier CF (8)
17 A.J. Ellis C (2)
22 Clayton Kershaw P (1)

Arizona Diamondbacks, Manager: Kirk Gibson

No. Player Position
11 A.J. Pollock CF (8)
2 Aaron Hill 2B (4)
44 Paul Goldschmidt 1B (3)
14 Martin Prado 3B (5)
15 Mark Trumbo LF (7)
26 Miguel Montero C (2)
16 Chris Owings SS (6)
8 Gerardo Parra RF (9)
36 Wade Miley P (1)

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