Giants lineup: Schierholtz in, Melky out with birth of third child

July 15, 2012, 6:07 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' lineup is set for getaway day at AT&T Park as they look for a sweep of the Houston Astros.

It's a departure from manager Bruce Bochy's standard lineup, as Nate Schierholtz and Emmanuel Burriss are starting with Melky Cabrera and Ryan Theriot on the bench.

Against right-handed pitcher and Marin county native Bud Norris, left-handed swinging Gregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford are in the lineup, batting one and eight respectively.

Astros manager Brad Mills' lineup features four players who weren't in the lineup the last time Matt Cain faced Houston -- on his perfect June 13 outing. First baseman Scott Moore, shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, catcher Carlos Corporan and starting pitcher Bud Norris don't wear the shame.

San Francisco Giants

1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
2. Emmanuel Burriss (S) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Angel Pagan (S) CF
6. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
7. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Matt Cain (R) P

Houston Astros

1. Jordan Schafer (L) CF
2. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
3. Scott Moore (L) 1B
4. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
5. Brian Bogusevic (L) RF
6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
7. Marwin Gonzalez (S) SS
8. Carlos Corporan (S) C
9. Bud Norris (R) P

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