Joc Pederson starts for Dodgers day after daughter's birth

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson is in the midst of a very busy two-day stretch.

On Sunday, at 6:27 p.m. PT, his wife Kelsey gave birth to the couple's first child, a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby girl. On Monday, he was in the starting lineup for his team, batting leadoff against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

Pederson went 0-for-3 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the Dodgers' 4-0 loss, as Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

If the birth of his daughter would have prompted Pederson to go on the paternity list, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he could have added outfielder Andrew Toles or second baseman Chase Utley to the active roster and potentially inserted them in the lineup.

"I haven't seen him yet," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, speaking three hours before the 7:39 p.m. ET first pitch, said of Pederson. "I assume he's in a good place."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.