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Giants Vs. Dodgers: New Look Lineup Includes Melky Cabrera Leading Off, Barry Zito Starting

For the first time this spring the San Francisco Giants have recently acquired outfielder Melky Cabrera in the leadoff spot against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving everyone their first taste of what the the Melkman may have in store for the rest of the season.

Along with Melky, we'll also have our first full glimpse at Brett Pill at first as both Brandon Belt and Aubrey Huff are scheduled to have the day off. Pill's status as a prospect is running out of time as he is already 27, so day's like this he needs to have a good showing.

Emmanuel Burriss gets his first shot at left field, while Hector Sanchez will be the DH, who gets another chance to show off some of his switch-hitting abilities. Barry Zito will be making his first appearance in the Cactus League this year, while flame-thrower Heath Hembree is scheduled out of the bullpen.

  1. Melky Cabrera CF
  2. Emmanuel Burriss LF
  3. Nate Schierholtz RF
  4. Brett Pill 1B
  5. Hector Sanchez DH
  6. Mike Fontenot 2B
  7. Conor Gillaspie 3B
  8. Brandon Crawford SS
  9. Eli Whiteside C
  10. Barry Zito SP
First pitch is set for 12:05 pm PT with coverage on MLB.com.

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