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      Dodgers to work out while awaiting NLCS opponent

      By the time the day is over, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have an opponent in the National League championship series.

      The Dodgers are scheduled to work out Wednesday evening just as the decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis begins. If the Pirates win, the Dodgers will open their next playoff round at home on Friday. If the Cardinals win, the Dodgers plan to board a plane bound for St. Louis after the workout.

      Beating the Atlanta Braves to wrap up their division series in four games Monday gave the Dodgers extra rest and time to reset their rotation. They took Tuesday off.

      Zack Greinke was expected to start Game 1 in the NLCS. Clayton Kershaw, who pitched on three days' rest Monday for the first time in his career, was set to go on regular rest in Game 2.