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Giants vs. Dodgers Lineup: Bumgarner Looks to Power Giants to First

Gregor Blanco is back in at left field after sitting the previous two games as the Giants open a crucial series against the much loathed Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants currently sit half a game back from first in the NL West and one game behind the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates in the wild card face.

1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Joaquin Arias, SS

7. Brandon Belt, 1B

8. Gregor Blanco, LF

9. Madison Bumgarner, P

Bumgarner looks to continue his stellar year and build off the success of his last start - a one run complete game victory over the Washington Nationals. He is 13-7 with a 2.97 ERA for the year.

Hanley Ramierez looks to continue his hot hitting ways with his new team. Although he was 0-5 last night, Ramierez is batting .313/.374/.521 with the Dodgers in 24 games.

1. Shane Victorino, LF

2. Mark Ellis, 2B

3. Matt Kemp, CF

4. Hanley Ramirez, SS

5. Andre Ethier, RF

6. Juan Rivera, 1B

7. Luis Cruz, 3B

8. A.J. Ellis, C

9. Clayton Kershaw, P

The Dodgers are countering with their own ace in Kershaw who has had pretty good success off of the Giants through his career. Kershaw is 7-3 with a 1.32 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers.

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