Giants lineup: Schierholtz leading off

July 27, 2012, 10:00 pm
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy has his lineup set for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Facing right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife, the Giants will lead off with Nate Schierholtz in right field. Brandon Belt will play first base and bat sixth. And Brandon Crawford will play shortstop and bat eighth.

With Pablo Sandoval nursing a strained hamstring, Joaquin Arias gets the nod at third base.

San Francisco Giants (55-43)

1. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
2. Ryan Theriot 2B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey C
5. Angel Pagan (S) CF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Joaquin Arias 3B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Matt Cain RHP

Los Angeles Dodgers (53-47)

1. Jerry Hairston (R) LF
2. Mark Ellis (R) 2B
3. Matt Kemp (R) CF
4. Andre Ethier (L) RF
5. Hanley Ramirez (R) 3B
6. James Loney (L) 1B
7. Luis Cruz (R) SS
8. A.J. Ellis (R) C
9. Stephen Fife (R) P

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