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May 7, 2013
Giants, Phillies lineups: Pagan in, Mijares back, Machi optioned

SAN FRANCISCO -- Angel Pagan is back in the Giants' lineup tonight after missing the past two games with a right hamstring strain. Pagan was out taking early swings on the field this afternoon and returns to center field and the leadoff spot.

The Giants announced today they activated Jose Mijares from the restricted list and sent out reliever Jean Machi, opting against keeping 13 pitchers. It was most likely a tough call with how well Machi pitched since being called up -- nine games, a 1.74 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings -- but optioning a position player would have left the Giants with a four-man bench.

Here's the Giants' lineup against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick:

CF Pagan
2B Scutaro
3B Sandoval
C Posey
RF Pence
LF Blanco
1B Belt
SS Crawford
P Lincecum

And the Phillies against Lincecum:

SS Rollins
2B Utley
3B Young
1B Howard
C Ruiz
LF Brown
RF Nix
CF Revere
P Kendrick

Belt gets bumped up from the eighth spot with Crawford mired in a 2-for-32 slide, which has dropped his average from .320 to .243.

-- Matt Kawahara

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Matt KawaharaMatt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee’s sports staff in fall 2011.
Email: mkawahara@sacbee.com.
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