Thus, Bochy explained, he gave Ehire Adrianza his first Major League start at second base Wednesday. Backup outfielder Juan Perez received a couple of plate appearances Tuesday, though he struck out both times. Reserve outfielder Gregor Blanco will start Thursday's series finale. And infielder Brandon Hicks, who didn't appear in San Francisco's first two games, likely will start Friday at Los Angeles.
"I'm going to mix it up," Bochy said.
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