Giants' Game 3 lineup features DH Hector Sanchez

At this point, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is playing with house money, considering his club has won the first two games in the World Series. Which has to make him feel better about a Game 3 lineup that includes backup catcher Héctor Sánchez as Designated Hitter, with Tigers right-hander Anibal Sánchez slated for mound duties ...

1. Ángel Pagán# - CF
2. Marco Scutaro - 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval# - 3B
4. Buster Posey - C
5. Hunter Pence - RF
6. Brandon Belt* - 1B
7. Gregor Blanco* - LF
8. Héctor Sánchez# - DH
9. Brandon Crawford* - SS

Once again, Bruce Bochy has made Jim Leyland's job just a bit easier than it has to be. With three left-handed hitters and weak-hitting Hector Sanchez in the bottom four slots of the order, the Giants should be relatively easy pickings for Phil Coke in the late innings. The right-handed-hitting options on the bench will probably be Ryan Theriot, Joaquin Arias, and Xavier Nady; the latter hasn't seen any action since the Division Series, when he went hitless in five at-bats.

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