Giants lineup -- Huff, Sanchez batting four, five

April 14, 2012, 10:12 pm
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Managers Bruce Bochy and Clint Hurdle have released their lineups for tonight's game between the Giants and Pirates.

With Barry Zito throwing, his personal backstop Hector Sanchez will be behind the dish, and Buster Posey -- still recovering from shingles -- will have the day off.

Aubrey Huff moves up to the four-spot in the lineup, getting his second consecutive start at first base. He'll be protected by Sanchez, who has three hits in 10 at-bats this season.

Huff hit his first 2012 home run at AT&T Park Friday in just his fourth at-bat. It took him until May 11 to get his first home run at home last season.

"You can't read too much into it," Huff said from the clubhouse. "We just left Colorado and Arizona, two great hitters parks, and I didn't come close to hitting one."

San Francisco Giants
1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Aubrey Huff (L) 1B
5. Hector Sanchez (S) C
6. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
8. Emmanuel Burriss (S) 2B
9. Barry Zito (L) P

Pittsburgh Pirates

1. Alex Presley (L) LF
2. Jose Tabata (R) RF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Casey McGehee (R) 1B
5. Rod Barajas (R) C
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Josh Harrison (R) 3B
8. Clint Barmes (R) SS
9. Charlie Morton (R) P