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Giants vs. Padres Lineups: Matt Cain Starts, Order Looks Odd Without Melky Cabrera

The San Francisco Giants were hit with a huge blow this week as they learned of a 50-game suspension for outfielder Melky Cabrera. Despite having to fill the huge void left in the lineup and in the outfield, the Giants remain in the hunt for a playoff spot and have a deep enough roster to make up for the loss of Cabrera.

The club will begin a three-game series with the struggling San Diego Padres on Friday night. The Padres have lost three in a row, scoring one run in their last 31 innings.

Here are the lineups for both clubs.

Giants:

Angel Pagan - CF
Marco Scutaro - 2B
Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Buster Posey - C
Hunter Pence - RF
Brandon Belt - 1B
Gregor Blanco - LF
Brandon Crawford - SS
Matt Cain - P

Padres:

Alexi Amarista (L) CF
Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
Chase Headley (S) 3B
Carlos Quentin (R) LF
Yasmani Grandal (S) C
Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
Will Venable (L) RF
Everth Cabrera (S) SS
Ross Ohlendorf (R) P

First pitch from Petco Park is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT.

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