DETROIT -- Pat Burrell was scratched as the Giants' designated hitter from Friday night's starting lineup with a bone spur in his right foot, manager Bruce Bochy said. "He couldn't run," Bochy said. "Initially, I thought he was kidding."
Bochy indicated that Burrell has been able to play after being affected by the spur on previous occasions as long as he receives proper treatment.
Bill Hall replaced Burrell as San Francisco's designated hitter, batting eighth. Performing as a DH for the first time in the Major Leagues, Hall went 0-for-5, with all but one at-bat coming with runners in scoring position.