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Giants (5-6) vs. Dodgers (6-5), Wednesday, 7 p.m. on CSN
Giants: Jonathan Sanchez (0-1, 2.53) - In his last outing, Sanchez allowed a run and four hits in five innings but took a no-decision against St. Louis. Sanchez, for his career, is 2-6 with a 4.68 ERA against Los Angeles. That includes a 4-3 loss April 1 at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers: Ted Lilly (0-1, 6.00) - The veteran southpaw has yet to make it through five innings in his first two starts this season. He lasted 4 13 innings Friday against San Diego, six days after going 4 23 innings in a 10-0 loss to the Giants. Lily has a 5.79 ERA in eight lifetime starts against San Francisco.
The Dodgers took the series opener, 6-1, on Monday before the Giants answered with a 5-4 victory on Tuesday. Buster Posey had three hits and a pair of RBIs, while Aaron Rowand had two hits and scored twice.
The Giants are 2-3 against the Dodgers this season. This three-game series is tied at one game apiece.
Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and is batting .368 on the young season. Righty reliever Sergio Romo has not allowed a run in five appearances, totaling four innings, this season.
Even though it seemingly has no impact on the actual game, it's impossible to view this game tonight without considering that it comes the same day as the Barry Bonds verdict. It will be interesting to see what the atmosphere is like at AT&T Park tonight. ... Can Pat Burrell (1-for-13 career against Lilly) break through against the veteran lefty? ... How critical is it for the Giants to avoid losing two series to the Dodgers in April?
Who would you rather have in a big game? Jonathan Sanchez or Ted Lilly?
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