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Giants lineup: Schierholtz leading off

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Giants lineup: Schierholtz leading off

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mangers Bruce Bochy and Dale Sveum have announced their lineups for the series finale between the Giants and Cubs at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs

1. Tony Campana (L) CF
2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. David DeJesus (L) RF
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Bryan LaHair (L) 1B
6. Ian Stewart (L) 3B
7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
8. Steve Clevenger (L) C
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P
San Francisco Giants
1. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
2. Ryan Theriot (R) 2B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Angel Pagan (S) CF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Joaquin Arias (R) 3B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P

Giants lineup: Buster Posey out, Hunter Pence back in for opener vs Brewers

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Giants lineup: Buster Posey out, Hunter Pence back in for opener vs Brewers

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Brewers-Giants coverage begins at 6pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming right here.

A day after taking a couple shots on defense and in the batter's box, Buster Posey is getting the night off as the Brewers come to town.

Milwaukee Brewers:
1. Eric Thames (L) 1B
2. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Domingo Santana (R) RF
6. Stephen Vogt (L) C
7. Keon Broxton (R) CF
8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS
9. Zach Davies (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
3. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Ryder Jones (L) 1B
9. Chris Stratton (R) P

Report: Veteran opts out of minor league deal with Giants

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Report: Veteran opts out of minor league deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have taken flyers on plenty of veterans this season. A player they once hoped would help fill the outfield void won't finish the season with the organization. 

Melvin Upton Jr. opted out of his minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Per Heyman, Upton Jr. is hoping to find a late-season job with a contender. 

The 33-year-old signed a deal with the Giants in April and it looked a good bet that he would get a shot for a team that has spent most of the season looking for an everyday left fielder.

But Upton Jr. didn't play a game for the River Cats until July 1, and after that he needed an additional five weeks to rehab a sore shoulder. In 12 games in Triple-A, he hit .244 with one homer. 

The Giants have had 13 players get an at-bat in left field, with a combined .246 average and .657 OPS.