Giants lineup: Belt to roam left field

September 7, 2012, 10:04 pm
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With Xavier Nady out with a strained hamstring, and Gregor Blanco struggling at the plate, Bruce Bochy is doing something he hasn't done since Sep. 27, 2011: starting Brandon Belt in left field.

Belt started 30 games in left field for the Giants in 2011, including 26 of the team's final 36 games.

He needs to be in the lineup, considering the fact he is hitting .362 (42-116) over his last 37 games.

Dodgers
1. Mark Ellis (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (S) LF
3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. Matt Kemp (R) CF
5. Hanley Ramirez (R) SS
6. Andre Ethier (L) RF
7. Adam Kennedy (L) 3B
8. A.J. Ellis (R) C
9. Josh Beckett (R) P

Giants
1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) LF
7. Hector Sanchez (S) C
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Tim Lincecum (L) P