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Pre-game & lineups: San Francisco Giants put Yusmerio Petit on the mound in place of Matt Cain

By Denise Walos

Jul 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (52) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants will start Yusmeiro Petit in place of Matt Cain who is currently on the 15-day DL with right elbow tightness. Petit (3-3, 3.86 ERA) will face Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.20 ERA) of the Phillies.

Hector Sanchez will catch today for Petit and Buster Posey will be at first base. Bruce Bochy broke his rule of starting a player (Adam Duvall) the day after they hit a home run. Buster played a long nine innings last night and needed a break from behind the plate and will start at first base. Marco Scutaro is out of the lineup and Joe Panik will start at second base instead.

The Phillies placed OF John Mayberry Jr. (left wrist inflammation) on DL today.