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Giants go with lefty Blanco in lineup vs. Cueto

Giants go with lefty Blanco in lineup vs. Cueto

Giants go with lefty Blanco in lineup vs. Cueto
SAN FRANCISCO -- With little fanfare, and without listing players one through nine, manager Bruce Bochy named the Giants' lineup for Saturday's Division Series opener against Cincinnati.

Bochy said that there would be "no changes" to the batting order that San Francisco has used against right-handed pitchers. He also opted for left-handed-batting Gregor Blanco in left field instead of right-handed-swinging Xavier Nady, who's 5-for-8 lifetime off Reds right-hander and Game 1 starter Johnny Cueto.

Hence, the Giants lineup will consist of center fielder Angel Pagan, second baseman Marco Scutaro, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, catcher Buster Posey, right fielder Hunter Pence, first baseman Brandon Belt, left fielder Blanco, shortstop Brandon Crawford and right-hander Matt Cain.

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Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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