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Giants vs. Reds, 2012 NLDS starting lineups: Buster Posey back at catcher for Game 5

Lineups for Game 5 of the NLDS between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The San Francisco Giants have battled their way back in the NLDS to force Game 5 with the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon, looking to make it three in a row against the NL Central champs at the Great American Ballpark.

Angel Pagan will lead off for San Francisco, followed by Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval. Buster Posey will be behind the dish to catch Matt Cain, while Hunter Pence will bat fifth and Brandon Belt sixth. Gregor Blanco will bat seventh, Brandon Crawford eighth, and Matt Cain ninth.

San Francisco Giants:

  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. Matt Cain (R) P
  1. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
  2. Zack Cozart (R) SS
  3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
  4. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
  5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
  6. Scott Rolen (R) 3B
  7. Ryan Hanigan (R) C
  8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
  9. Mat Latos (R) P
First pitch is set for 10:07 a.m. PT with coverage on the TBS.