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Giants vs. Rangers 2010 World Series Game 1: Giants Release Lineup

The Giants and manager Bruce Bochy have put out their lineup for Game 1 and they’ve made some fairly significant changes in hopes of getting some more offense out of this turnip. The most significant change sees left fielder Pat Burrell moved into the clean-up spot, instead of his normal fifth position. The Giants moved Buster Posey up to third, Aubrey Huff down to sixth, and Cody Ross up to fifth. The team will stick with the Juan Uribe-Edgar Renteria combination at third base and short stop.

Coming into the NLCS, the Philadelphia Phillies were huge favorites in part because of their dominant pitching, but also because they brought some prodigious bats into the series. As solid as the Phillies offense was in 2010, the Rangers offense was better. The Rangers only scored 15 more runs over the entire season, but there is a certain intimidation factor with that lineup. Given that, it’s not surprising to see the Giants looking to experiment with their roster. We’ll see if it pays dividends tonight, and going forward.

1. Andres Torres CF
2. Freddy Sanchez 2B
3. Buster Posey C
4. Pat Burrell LF
5. Cody Ross RF
6. Aubrey Huff 1B
7. Juan Uribe 3B
8. Edgar Renteria SS
9. Tim Lincecum RHP