The top four of San Francisco's batting order remained the same --
Andres Torres, followed by Freddie Sanchez, Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey
-- but Cody Ross moved up to the fifth spot in Burrell's absence and
is starting in left field, with Nate Schierholtz making his first start
in right field and batting ninth.
Travis Ishikawa is starting at first base and batting seventh, with
Huff moving to designated hitter after serving as the first baseman
in Game 3. Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria remain at third base and
shortstop, respectively, with Uribe batting fifth and Renteria batting
"I think it gives our lineup a little more balance, a couple more left-handed hitters," Bochy said. "We have a legitimate DH in Huff,
who has experience doing that. It probably tightens up our defense,
too, with who's out there.
"Schierholtz and Ishy are usually in there at the end of the game, so
we're starting it that way. [This is] just to give Pat a chance to work on
some things and try to get his timing back, and I expect to see him
tomorrow out there."
The Rangers, however, didn't make a single change to their
lineup, as shortstop Elvis Andrus, third baseman Michael Young and
center fielder Josh Hamilton remain the top three in the order.
They're followed by DH Vladimir Guerrero, left fielder
Nelson Cruz, second baseman Ian Kinsler, right fielder Jeff Francoeur,
catcher Bengie Molina and first baseman Mitch Moreland.
On the mound, Rangers right-hander Tommy Hunter and Giants rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner are making their first World Series starts.
Here are the complete Game 3 lineups:
Andres Torres, CF
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Aubrey Huff, DH
Buster Posey, C
Cody Ross, LF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Travis Ishikawa, 1B
Edgar Renteria, SS
Nate Schierholtz, RF
Elvis Andrus, SS
Michael Young, 3B
Josh Hamilton, CF
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Nelson Cruz, LF
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Bengie Molina, C
Mitch Moreland, 1B