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Ellis went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Friday afternoon's 14-5 drubbing of the Cubs.

Carrying a meager .235 slugging percentage into the contest, Ellis erupted for not one but two roundtrippers versus the Cubs. It is not too often that a player triples his homer total for the season in just one game, but that is exactly what the veteran backstop accomplished Friday afternoon.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Ellis will take a seat for Wednesday's day game following five straight games behind the plate. Tim Federowicz will catch Carlos Frias in his place and will bat seventh for the Dodgers.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Ellis has caught back-to-back games for the Dodgers, but will sit in favor of Drew Butera for the Sunday afternoon tilt.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Ellis will take the customary catcher's day off for the day game Wednesday. Tim Federowicz will relieve him of his duties behind the plate and bat eighth for the Dodgers.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Drew Butera will step in to catch starter Zack Greinke, pushing Ellis to the bench after four straight starts. Ellis is batting just .185/.299/.262 this month, but he's 5-for-11 in his last three games and should continue to serve as the primary option behind the plate for Los Angeles.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Saturday, the L.A. Times' Bill Shaikin reports.

This is just a standard day off for the Dodgers' starting backstop, as he had caught the previous four games. Drew Butera will handle the catching duties.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

Ellis will receive a regular day of rest, with Drew Butera taking over behind the plate for the Dodgers.

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Ellis is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves.

Ellis tallied multiple hits Wednesday for the first time since Jul. 4, but he will be held out Thursday with the Dodgers playing a day game following a night game. Drew Butera will get the nod behind the plate in Ellis' place.

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Ellis is out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Ellis missed two games last week due to a sore knee, but this looks like nothing more than a routine day off after four straight starts. Drew Butera will catch and bat eighth against right-hander Kyle Lohse.

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Ellis (knee) will return to the lineup Monday against the Angels.