Giants lineup: Crawford starting vs. lefty

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Giants lineup: Crawford starting vs. lefty

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Giants Pregame Live begins at 6:30 on CSN Bay Area, followed by Giants-Rockies at 7:15, with Giants Postgame Live immediately after the final out!

Tonight's lineups as announced by managers Bruce Bochy and Jim Tracy.

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. Hector Sanchez (S) C
7. Xavier Nady (R) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Tim Lincecum (L) P

Rockies
- no lineup yet

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exits after two innings vs Braves with injury

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exits after two innings vs Braves with injury

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left his start against the Atlanta Braves after two innings because of right low back tightness on Sunday.

The All-Star left-hander was pitching to Tyler Flowers with two outs in the second when it appeared Kershaw might have pulled something. A trainer came out to the mound to check him. After tossing a couple of practice pitches, Kershaw resumed facing Flowers and walked him.

Kershaw struck out Matt Adams to end the inning and then retreated to the clubhouse. He struck out two and walked one on 21 pitches.

Kershaw was replaced by pinch-hitter Trayce Thompson when his turn to bat came up in the bottom of the inning. Right-hander Ross Stripling took the mound in the third.

Kershaw is 15-2 with a 2.07 ERA and had a 14-start unbeaten streak coming into the game.

He was sidelined for 2 ½ months last year with a herniated disk in his back. He didn't need surgery and returned to pitch the Dodgers into the NL Championship Series, where they lost to the eventual world champion Cubs.

However, Kershaw decided not to pitch for Team USA in this year's World Baseball Classic, saying he owed it to the Dodgers to remain healthy for an entire season.

Giants lineup: Gomez gets the start at second in series finale vs Padres

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Giants lineup: Gomez gets the start at second in series finale vs Padres

Looking to split a four-game series at home with the Padres, Bruce Bochy is going with a Giants rookie at second base on Sunday.

San Diego Padres (42-55)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Carlos Asuaje (L) 2B
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
5. Jabari Blash (R) LF
6. Hector Sanchez (S) C
7. Cory Spangenberg (L) 3B
8. Allen Cordoba (R) SS
9. Dinelson Lamet (R) P

San Francisco Giants (38-61)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Miguel Gomez (S) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Ty Blach (R) P