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NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto outfielder Griffin Conine Matt Kemp Jersey , a son of former major league outfielder Jeff Conine, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season under the minor league drug program for a positive test for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid.New York Yankees pitcher Daniel Marten was suspended for the first 25 games for a violation of the drug program; 25-game suspensions are assessed for use or possession of a syringe of an injectable substance, the commissioner’s office said Monday.Griffin Conine, 21, was selected by the Blue Jays in the second round of last June’s amateur draft with the 52nd overall pick and signed for a bonus of $1.35 million.After playing for Duke for three seasons, Conine went 3 for 8 with three RBIs in two games for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, then hit .238 with seven homers, 14 doubles and 30 RBIs for Vancouver of the Class A Northwest League.His father was a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion with Florida Rich Hill Jersey , earning the nickname Mr. Marlin. He played 17 seasons in a big league career that ended in 2007.Marten, a 21-year-old right-hander, made one relief appearance last year in the Dominican Summer League and two for the Gulf Coast League Yankees East.There have been 67 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 10 under the big league drug program. The 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers begins with a heavyweight pitching matchup.Left-handed pitchers Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw will go head-to-head in Tuesday's opener at Fenway Park.Boston is attempting to finish off an incredible season, as it earned home-field advantage in the World Series by way of a 108-54 regular-season record.Los Angeles has been a championship-caliber team for the last few years, but it's still in search of ending its 30-year championship drought.World Series Game 1 InformationStart Time:8:09 p.m. ETTV:FoxLive Stream:Fox Sports Go or Fox Sports App.Aces Dueling in World Series OpenerGame 1 should be a showcase of two of the best arms in baseball.If they are their normal selves on the mound, Sale and Kershaw should be locked into a pitching duel for the ages.Sale enters as the fresher of the two pitchers, as he last took the mound for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.In three career Game 1 starts, Sale has given up 11 earned runs http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-alex-wood-jersey , seven of which came in his first postseason start in the 2017 ALDS against Houston.Elise Amendola/Associated PressAlthough it's a small sample size because he's spent his career in the American League, Sale hasn't performed well against the Dodgers, as he's given up seven earned runs on nine hits in six innings.However, Sale can be tough to hit inside Fenway Park, as he is 12-6 with a 2.83 ERA and 235 strikeouts at his home stadium.Game 1 marks the 10th time Kershaw's kicked off a series for the Dodgers, and he'll be looking to replicate his performance from the World Series opener a year ago.Matt Slocum/Associated PressKershaw tossed seven superb innings to hand the Dodgers an early advantage in the World Series against Houston.Kershaw has even less familiarity with his opponent than Sale, as Tuesday marks the first time he'll toe the rubber at Fenway Park.Based off what we expect from the two aces, Game 1 will be tight with few runners reaching scoring position Starlin Castro Jersey , which means it will most likely come down to the bullpens once Sale and Kershaw are finished their respective outings. How Will Roberts Align Dodgers Order?Dodgers manager Dave Roberts toyed with his lineup throughout the NLCS victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in order to find the best combination possible.Roberts used four different leadoff hitters in the final four games of the NLCS, and given the matchups ahead in the World Series, he'll tinker with his order more.The Dodgers are expected to use a lineup dominated by right-handed hitters with Sale on the mound, which means David Freese and Matt Kemp will start Game 1.However, the inclusion of one right-handed hitter might be Roberts' toughest decision to make, as Yasiel Puig is a .250 hitter versus left-handed pitching, but he's coming off a three-hit performance in Game 7 of the NLCS.Jeff Roberson/Associated PressThe designated-hitter role gives Roberts some flexibility in the first two games, which opens up the possibility for Puig to occupy an outfield position.The Dodgers also have more positional flexibility than the Red Sox http://www.marlinsfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-bour-jersey , as Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger can be aligned in the infield or outfield.For Game 1, Roberts should let Taylor lead off with Justin Turner and Freese directly beneath him in the order.The Dodgers manager will also find a way to put Puig in the bottom third of the lineup because of his hot bat.Even though the Dodgers face left-hander David Price in Game 2, Roberts could come out with a different lineup depending on how Game 1 goes. 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