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World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit:

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS              DETROIT TIGERS
1. Angel Pagan, CF              1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Marco Scutaro, 2B            2. Quintin Berry, LF
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B           3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Buster Posey, C              4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Hunter Pence, RF             5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Brandon Belt, 1B             6. Andy Dirks, RF
7. Gregor Blanco, LF            7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Ryan Theriot, DH             8. Gerald Laird, C
9. Brandon Crawford, SS         9. Omar Infante, 2B

SP Matt Cain, RH                SP Max Scherzer, RH

The Giants are making only one change, substituting Theriot for Hector Sanchez at designated hitter. Sanchez finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday night’s 2-0 Game 3 victory. Theriot isn’t a much better option, but he’ll probably drive in four runs the way things are going this October for San Francisco.

The Tigers will stick with Berry in the No. 2 hole despite his poor at-bats throughout this postseason. Alex Avila was in the starting lineup initially but had to be scratched due to lingering soreness in his right wrist.

Game 4 is being broadcast on FOX by Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. First pitch is set for 8:07 p.m. ET.

  1. TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Talk about not making adjustments. Infante is still batting 9th????????

  2. whitlockd - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    This could be Aubrey Huff’s last game ever. It would have been nice to see him get the start. He hasn’t earned it this year, but he couldn’t be any worse than Hector Sanchez was last night and it is potenially a nice bookend to two championships in three years.

    • TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

      I would have like to have seen Arias get the start. He’s been a bigger contributor than anyone else on the list.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM

        Agree on Arias. Huff would be the sentimental choice but if the Giants expect to win they need production and Aubrey has been pretty weak this season. Theriot is a better choice than Huff and hopefully he will catch a break tonight and get a hit or two when they matter the most.

        Go Giants!

      • whitlockd - Oct 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM

        Arias would be very deserving of the start, but it seems that Boch prefers to save him for a late game defensive replacement even though Sandoval has been great at third.

      • TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

        You have to leave Panda in the whole game tonight, he’s close to 2 records, right? Plus, like you said, Panda has made some plays over there so it’s not like he’s a huge upgrade over there.

  3. sailcat54 - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Demi Lovato is singing the national anthem? Really? Damn.

    • TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM

      ouch!

  4. TheBlindUmp - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    You know, I think the Giants pitching staff feels totally overlooked and is looking to show the baseball world that they were wrong to think that Detroit had the better starters.

    • sailcat54 - Oct 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      It sure seems that way, doesn’t it? They may have a point.

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