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Giants lineup: Blanco in LF, Crawford at SS

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Giants lineup: Blanco in LF, Crawford at SS

Programming note: Giants-Padres coverage kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Giants Postgame Live, followed by Giants vs. Padres at 7:15 p.m. Giants Postgame Live will immediately follow, only on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area!

Managers Bruce Bochy and Bud Black have announced their lineups for tonight's first game of a three-game series between the Giants and Padres at AT&T Park.

Brandon Crawford gets the start at shortstop against Padres right-handed starter Casey Kelly, and Gregor Blanco gets the start in left field and will bat seventh in the order.

San Francisco Giants (87-63)

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P

San Diego Padres (72-78)

1. Everth Cabrera (S) SS
2. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
3. Chase Headley (S) 3B
4. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Jesus Guzman (R) LF
7. Will Venable (L) RF
8. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
9. Casey Kelly (R) P

Giants outfielder, UVA alum reacts to Charlottesville: 'Shocking and absurd'

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Giants outfielder, UVA alum reacts to Charlottesville: 'Shocking and absurd'

While it has been a week since white supremacists marched on the University of Virginia campus and clashed with protestors in Charlottesville, Va., Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker still cannot believe what happened. 

Parker, who played college baseball at UVA from 2008-2010, spoke on the events Saturday before the Giants' game in San Francisco. 

"It was a huge shock for me," Parker said to the San Francisco Chronicle. "I just think in this day and age it's ridiculous that there's still stuff like this going on." 

While seeing such racial injustices displayed in 2017 shocked Parker, he was just as appalled at where the events took place.

When asked if he believed Charlottesville was a welcoming community, Parker said, "Oh, goodness. Of course. The whole thing is pretty shocking and absurd to me.

"I don't think Charlottesville can be in any way described as a place where that's acceptable or goes on in any way. I still have a (former Virginia) teammate who lives there, and my college coaches. I'm sure they're just as shocked as anybody."

Parker, 28, is in his third season with the Giants. Through 23 games this year, he is batting .267 with one home run and eight doubles. 

After three starts with Dodgers, Yu Darvish headed to the DL

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After three starts with Dodgers, Yu Darvish headed to the DL

Yu Darvish is only three starts into his Dodgers career, but the trade deadline prize is already on the shelf.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced to the media Saturday that Darvish is headed to the 10-day DL with back stiffness. He is expected to miss one start and is expected to pitch again Sunday in Los Angeles against the Brewers.

Darvish made the following statement: 

Since joining the Dodgers, Darvis is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA. Between the Dodgers and Rangers, Darvish is 8-9 with a 3.83 ERA this season.