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Giants vs. Cubs, Starting Lineups: Aubrey Huff Gets a Day, Pablo Moves Over to First Base

The San Francisco Giants lost a heartbreaker Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs, and now turn their focus to Thursday's match with Carlos Zambrano, looking to avoid a series split at Wrigley Field. 

Matt Cain (7-4 3.22 ERA) will be on the mound today for the Black and Orange, who is coming off seven inning shutout performance against the Indians, holding them to only four hits will fanning six. Cain didn't pitch in the team's last visit to Wrigley in May, but has a 1-1 record all time in four career starts, sporting a tidy 2.19 ERA. 

The Giants will give Aubrey Huff the day off today, he played every second of the first game games (including the double header) and could use a little rest. Pablo Sandoval will move over to first, Miguel Tejada will play third while Brandon Crawford will be back at shortstop. Emmanuel Burriss earned himself another start after his game-tying hit in the ninth Wednesday, as did Pat Burrell for starting the rally in the ninth. He'll be in left field, batting clean-up. 

Your San Francisco Giants:

  1. Andres Torres (S) CF
  2. Emmanuel Burriss (S) 2B
  3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 1B
  4. Pat Burrell (R) LF
  5. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
  6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
  7. Miguel Tejada (R) 3B
  8. Eli Whiteside (R) C
  9. Matt Cain (R) P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:


  1. Kosuke Fukudome (L) RF
  2. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
  3. Starlin Castro (R) SS
  4. Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B
  5. Carlos Pena (L) 1B
  6. Blake DeWitt (L) LF
  7. Tony Campana (L) CF
  8. Koyie Hill (S) C
  9. Carlos Zambrano (S) P


First pitch is set for 11:20 a.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM. 

For more on the Giants, head on over to McCovey Chronicles to get your fix.