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Sanchez's shoulder holding up

Sanchez's shoulder holding up

SAN FRANCISCO -- As long as Freddy Sanchez's right shoulder allows him to turn a double play, he'll be the Giants' starting second baseman, skipper Bruce Bochy said Friday.

Sanchez, who has dealt with a strained right rotator cuff the past couple of weeks, once again was in the Giants' starting lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Braves.

As Sanchez's sore shoulder has given him trouble, the Giants have been careful with the 32-year-old second baseman. In five of the Giants' final seven regular-season games, Sanchez was lifted in the later innings for a defensive replacement.

Although Sanchez's shoulder didn't hurt his hitting -- batting .371 in his final 31 games -- it did affect his throwing arm, and he was visibly lobbing throws in a late September series against the Rockies.

Bochy said he checked on Sanchez prior to Game 1 and would do the same Friday.

"We'll check on him today and see if it's staying the same, improving, whatever," Bochy said. "But if he's able to turn two, he's going to stay out there unless his shoulder flares up on him."

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