Managers Bruce Bochy and Don Mattingly have announced their lineups for Thursday night's series finale in Los Angeles.
San Francisco Giants1. Justin Christian (R) CF
2. Jeff Keppinger (R) 2B
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Aubrey Huff (L) 1B
6. Brandon Belt (L) LF
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
8. Chris Stewart (R) C
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P
Los Angeles Dodgers1. Dee Gordon (L) SS
2. Jerry Sands (R) RF
3. Matt Kemp (R) CF
4. Juan Rivera (R) LF
5. Aaron Miles (S) 3B
6. James Loney (L) 1B
7. Rod Barajas (R) C
8. Jamey Carroll (R) 2B
9. Hiroki Kuroda (R) P
SAN FRANCISCO — The main event Tuesday night in Miami was Madison Bumgarner vs. Giancarlo Stanton. After that was over, the Giants got to work.
Carlos Moncrief, pinch-hitting for Bumgarner, sparked a three-run rally in the seventh as the Giants ran away with a 9-4 win over the Marlins. Moncrief’s RBI single tied the game and his aggressive base running led to the go-ahead run on a Stanton error.
Here are five things to know from the second night in Miami, with an emphasis on two large gentlemen …
—- Round 1 of Bumgarner-Stanton probably should have ended with a homer. Bumgarner started Stanton off with a cutter low, and then went way high for ball two. Another cutter nicked the inside of the plate for a strike. On 2-1, Bumgarner threw a 90 mph fastball that leaked over the heart of the plate. Stanton smoked it into left, but just for a single.
—- Round 2 ended with Stanton homering for the 44th time this season, and sixth consecutive game. Bumgarner started the at-bat with a good curveball for a strike, but he got burned when he tried to go down in the dirt with a cutter. Buster Posey put his glove down a couple inches above the plate but the cutter never got down. Stanton crushed it 442 feet with an exit velocity of 107 mph. He watched it fly, and Bumgarner watched him run to first.
—- Bumgarner won Round 3. Stanton fouled off a fastball and swung through a cutter on the way to 3-2. Bumgarner threw a hard curveball at Stanton’s back foot and he whiffed.
—- Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich were 6-for-6 against Bumgarner coming into the fifth. He struck them all out in order that inning. Overall, Bumgarner gave up four earned on nine hits in six innings. He struck out four. Bumgarner also had an RBI single off the wall.
—- Mark Melancon’s stuff has taken a step up since he returned. He hit 93 mph and threw a handful of sharp curveballs while getting through the seventh against the top of Miami’s lineup.
One entire side of the Giants infield is now on the concussion disabled list.
Second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the 7-day DL Tuesday, joining first baseman Brandon Belt.
Panik took a hard tag to the face during the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
The move is retoractive to August 14.
Infielder Orlando Calixte was recalled to take Panik's spot on the roster.
This is the second time in two years that Panik has landed on the disabled list with a concussion. Last July, then-Rays pitcher Matt Moore plunked Panik in the head with a pitch. It took 10 days before the Giants would place their second baseman on the DL. This time, it took just two days.