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Utley not in Dodgers' lineup for Game 3 vs. Mets

Ronald Blum
AP


NEW YORK — Chase Utley was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of their NL Division Series against the New York Mets on Monday night.

Instead of Utley, Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly started Howie Kendrick at second.

Utley appealed his two-game suspension assessed by Major League Baseball on Sunday night for an illegal slide in Game 2, which broke the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. The appeal meant the penalty could not start until after a hearing and a decision.

Kendrick is 1 for 6 against Mets Game 3 starter Matt Harvey, while Utley is 6 for 18.