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Crawford sits out to protect tight hamstring

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford's right leg tightness prompted caution from Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who left the shortstop out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bochy observed that Crawford could have played if necessary. But Bochy didn't want to risk the possibility that discomfort would turn to injury.

"I'm concerned about [Crawford] pushing it and injuring his hamstring," Bochy said.

Crawford said he felt a tweak as he ran out a 10th-inning bunt single during the Giants' 3-2, 12-inning victory in Tuesday's series opener.

"Hopefully I'll be fine for [Thursday]," Crawford said.

Crawford went to the bench with a .318 batting average in 13 games. He also owned a seven-game hitting streak, during which he has built a .400 average (10-for-25).

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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