Giants Vs. A's, Starting Lineups: Buster Posey Sits, Daric Barton Back At 1B

The Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants are set to get it on at AT&T Park this weekend, starting with Friday's matchup of Barry Zito against Jarrod Parker.

The Giants will be without Buster Posey this evening as he gets a day off, meaning Brandon Belt gets the start at frist and Hector Sanchez will be behind the dish. Joaquin Arias returns to the lineup after getting hit on the writ with a pitch two games ago, while Brandon Crawford got to keep his spot in the two hole after a nice showin on Thursday.

As for the A's, Daric Barton will play first base after Adam Rosales got the start there on Thursday, while Jarrod Parker will have to fend for himself at the plate as the A's will be without the DH in the NL park.

These clubs have been playing it tight the last few seasons as both swept each other at their respective home ballparks the last two years in a row.

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Gregor Blanco RF
  2. Brandon Crawford SS
  3. Melky Cabrera LF
  4. Angel Pagan CF
  5. Brandon Belt 1B
  6. Hector Sanchez C
  7. Joaquin Arias 3B
  8. Emmanuel Burriss 2B
  9. Barry Zito P

Oakland Athletics:

  1. Jemile Weeks 2B
  2. Cliff Pennington SS
  3. Josh Reddick RF
  4. Jonny Gomes LF
  5. Kurt Suzuki C
  6. Daric Barton 1B
  7. Josh Donaldson 3B
  8. Collin Cowgill CF
  9. Jarrod Parker P
First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on NBC Bay Area, CSN California, KNBR 680 AM and 95.7 The GAME.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the A's side of the story, please check out Athletics Nation.

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