So Mattingly started Kike Hernandez, Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and Alex Guerrero at center field, first base, catcher and left field for the finale of a 10-game trip.
"It would be nice to have a winning trip," Mattingly said after his club won five of the first nine games through Wrigley Field, Marlins Park and Chase Field. "We haven't had one of those this year. We left knowing it would be a fairly tough trip, and that's a little scary. Now we kind of survived it with the off-day tomorrow."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.