A semi-break for Posey as Giants go for series win in the 'Burgh

July 8, 2012, 2:27 pm
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PITTSBURGH -- In the name of all that is holy, and those catching commercial flights tonight, pleasepleaseplease let there be no rain delays at PNC Park.

Now that we've dispensed with the special intentions and miracle requests ... Buster Posey is picking up a first baseman's glove again, forcing Brandon Belt to the bench. It's understandable today, given the oppressive heat this weekend here and the fact that Posey will work in triple digits again Tuesday at the All-Star Game in Kansas City.

So Hector Sanchez draws Tim Lincecum for the fourth consecutive start.

One other matter: In case you missed it, Aubrey Huff returned to the lineup Saturday for Single-A San Jose after missing the previous two because of knee soreness. He hit a home run.

The rest of the Giants lineup against Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett:

RF Blanco
2B Theriot
LF Cabrera
1B Posey
3B Sandoval
CF Pagan
C Sanchez
SS Crawford
P Lincecum

No Pirates lineup yet. I'll post it to my Twitter feed at @CSNBaggs once it's out.

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