Arias sits in favor of Crawford vs. Braves righty

Arias sits in favor of Crawford vs. Braves righty

Arias sits in favor of Crawford vs. Braves righty
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the Braves starting right-hander Tommy Hanson on Thursday, the Giants had regular starter Brandon Crawford at short instead of Joaquin Arias, who has been on fire at the plate as of late.

Arias had a career-high five RBIs in Wednesday's 8-4 win against the Dodgers and is hitting .447 with 11 RBIs in his last 17 games.

"[Hanson] has been tough on righties, so it's nice to have him come off the bench," manager Bruce Bochy said.

Crawford has also picked up his production at the plate recently, hitting .378 (14-for-37) in his last 12 games.

"Crawford has done such a great job, and to get the time off helps him," Bochy said.