Burrell will DH for Giants in Game 5 of Series

November 1, 2010, 11:29 pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy tweaked his lineup again for Game 5 of the World Series.So far this postseason, most of Bochy's moves have been right on.Struggling Pat Burrell returned tothe lineup for Monday night's game against the Texas Rangers, but asthe designated hitter instead of in left field. Aaron Rowand got hisfirst start of the Series in center, with Andres Torres moving fromcenter to right. Cody Ross was in left for the second straight day, andAubrey Huff was back at first base following a one-day stint as DHduring which he hit a two-run drive for his first career postseasonhomer.The Giants are trying to win their first World Series in 56 years and first since moving West in 1958.Torres, who replaced Rowand as the regular center fielder at midseason, has moved to right previously."Torry's comfortable wherever we puthim," Bochy said. "Having Row out there with Torry and Ross is our bestdefensive outfield tonight."Burrell was benched for Sundaynight's 4-0 victory in Game 4. He has eight strikeouts in nine at-batsin the Series, is 0 for 9 overall and has 19 strikeouts in 38 at-batsthis postseason.Bochy said he had told Burrell hewould be back in the lineup Monday and Burrell spent Sunday takingextra swings to try to get on track."He worked on some things yesterday," Bochy said.Burrell entered with a .209 careeraverage in 160 games as a designated hitter, leading to his release bythe Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season. Burrell signed a minor leaguedeal with the Giants in late May and was called up June 4 following ashort stint with Triple-A Fresno.Rowand, who won a World Series ringwith the 2005 White Sox, is 7 for 25 with a homer and four RBIs againstRangers ace and Game 5 starter Cliff Lee. That factored into himgetting the call Monday."More so, we need him," Bochy saidof the decision. "He's faced Lee and we need another right-handed batout there, experience. It's nice to put a good center fielder out therewho has been through this and faced Lee."