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Giants Vs. Padres, Starting Lineups: Buster Posey Starts At First (Again), Brandon Belt Sits (Again)

The San Francisco Giants are out to close the series with a victory over the San Diego Padres in Sunday’s afternoon rubber-match matinee.

Despite getting the game-winning hit in last night’s epic victory for the Black and Orange, Brandon Belt is not in the lineup against lefty Clayton Richard, with righty Brett Pill getting the start in left field instead, batting fifth. Buster Posey gets another day out of the squat, starting at first base, while Joaquin Arias and Ryan Theriot will make up the Giants middle infield this afternoon, batting seventh and eighth respectfully.

Madison Bumgarner will be on the mound for San Francisco.

Your San Francisco Giants :

Angel Pagan CF
Melky Cabrera RF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Buster Posey 1B
Brett Pill LF
Hector Sanchez C
Joaquin Arias SS
Ryan Theriot 2B
Madison Bumgarner P

San Diego Padres:

Chris Denorfia LF
Wil Venable RF
Chase Headley 3B
Nick Hundley C
Jesus Guzman 1B
Cameron Maybin CF
Jason Bartlett SS
Andy Parrino 2B
Clayton Richard P

First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area, and Fox Sports San Diego and XPRS 1090 AM in San Diego.

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