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San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates series preview

By Timmy Kennedy
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Apr 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Brandon Hicks (14) is congratulated by outfielder Michael Morse (38) after both Hicks and Morse scored a run against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineups

San Francisco Giants

CF, Angel Pagan

RF, Hunter Pence

C, Buster Posey

LF, Mike Morse

1B, Brandon Belt

3B, Pablo Sandoval

2B, Brandon Hicks

SS, Brandon Crawford

The Giants continued their hot-home-run-hitting in Atlanta. Belt and Morse both boast eight home runs, Posey has seven and Hicks has five. Pence has upped his game, and Pagan has returned to the scintillating leadoff man he is. Crawford is also coming off a two-home-run-game in Atlanta.

Pittsburgh Pirates

RF, Josh Harrison

2B, Neil Walker

CF, Andrew McCutchen

3B, Pedro Alvarez

LF, Starling Marte

1B, Ike Davis

SS, Jordy Mercer

C, Chris Stewart

Alvarez is continuing to slug this season, owning seven home runs and 18 runs batted in. McCutchen leads the team in batting average, (.302) on base percentage, (.428) and hits. (35)  Walker and McCutchen own 17 and 16 runs batted in, making for a very dangerous top of the order.