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Giants vs. Brewers, Starting Lineups: Jeff Keppinger Makes First Start For Giants

The San Francisco Giants are going to be grinding down to the trade deadline wire, but their first acquisition of the season will make his first start in the Black and Orange Friday night.

Jeff Keppinger will get the start this evening at second base, batting second in the order behind Andres Torres. Aubrey Huff will play first while bat clean up tonight while Brandon Belt sits. Brandon Crawford will be at shortstop, Eli Whiteside will be behind the dish, and Matt Cain will be looking for his ninth win of the year.

Three quick facts:

The Giants have stole 13 bases since the All-Star break, second only to San Diego’s 16.

Matt Cain has the second lowest batting average against since June 1 at .189, and is third with 5 wins during that span.

The Giants bullpen has allowed only one run total in 23 2/3 innings since the All-Star break (0.38 ERA).

Your San Francisco Giants:

1. Andres Torres CF
2. Jeff Keppinger 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Aubrey Huff 1B
5. Nate Schierholtz RF
6. Cody Ross LF
7. Brandon Crawford SS
8. Eli Whiteside C
9. Matt Cain P

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup:

1. Corey Hart RF
2. Nyjer Morgan CF
3. Mark Kotsay LF
4. Prince Fielder 1B
5. Rickie Weeks 2B
6. Casey McGehee 3B
7. Yuniesky Betancourt SS
8. Jonathan Lucroy C
9. Shaun Marcum P

First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

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