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Giants vs. Marlins lineups: Mike Yastrzemski's first start in center field

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Giants vs. Marlins lineups: Mike Yastrzemski's first start in center field

Before embarking on their final road trip of the 2019 season, the Giants will host the Miami Marlins in a matinee to close out a three-game series at Oracle Park.

Getting the start for San Francisco is Johnny Cueto, who wowed the crowd at China Basin in his season debut last week, allowing only one hit in five innings with four strikeouts in a Giants win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cueto is 4-2 in 10 career starts against Miami but owns a 5.09 ERA in those outings.

Opposite the Giants ace will be 24-year-old Elieser Hernandez. The right-hander has a 3-5 record in 14 starts this season, with a 5.24 ERA. 

Coverage begins at noon PT with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live in the MyTeams app.

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Here are the lineups for Marlins-Giants:

Miami Marlins (52-96)
SS Miguel Rojas
2B Isan Diaz
3B Starlin Castro
1B Neil Walker
C Jorge Alfaro
RF Lewis Brinson
CF Magneuris Sierra
LF Jon Berti
RHP Elieser Hernandez (3-5, 5.24 ERA)
 
San Francisco Giants (71-78)
CF Mike Yastrzemski
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
LF Stephen Vogt
SS Brandon Crawford
RF Mike Gerber
LF Joey Rickard
2B Mauricio Dubon
RHP Johnny Cueto (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Madison Bumgarner not thinking about possible final days with Giants

Madison Bumgarner not thinking about possible final days with Giants

Madison Bumgarner has two or three more starts left this season.

Those could be Bumgarner's final starts in a Giants uniform.

With the playoffs out of sight for the Giants, and free agency looming for Bumgarner, he is starting to field some of the same questions he got before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.

Has Bumgarner started to think about the end of his time with the Giants?

"No, I hadn't," Bumgarner told reporters after the Giants' 4-2 loss to the Marlins. "I don't want that to come across the wrong way, but same deal, just take it one game at a time. Who knows what the future holds. Can't get caught up in that, so we had a ballgame to win today and I did my best to give us a chance to win and that's all I can really do."

Bumgarner was his vintage self on Saturday night. In seven strong innings, he allowed four hits and two earned runs. One pitch to Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro cost him.

Despite the two-run homer allowed to Alfaro, manager Bruce Bochy liked what he saw from his ace.

"I thought he was great tonight," Bochy told reporters. "Really good, effecient job. One pitch there left the ballpark, but overall, there he is, seven innings, two runs, that's pretty nice work. We're just struggling offensively, couple runners left on third with one out, that's not going to help out matters either."

[RELATED: Where Bumgarner projects among free agents]

Bumgarner will hit the free-agent market for the first time this winter. With the Giants rebuilding, it's quite possible that president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi lets Bumgarner leave in free agency. Or Zaidi could bring back Bumgarner to anchor the rotation for a few more years.

As Bumgarner said himself on Saturday night, who knows what the future holds.

Giants vs. Marlins lineups: Madison Bumgarner can secure series win

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Giants vs. Marlins lineups: Madison Bumgarner can secure series win

Go ahead, smile Giants fans.

The best day of the week is here, as Madison Bumgarner takes the hill for the Giants Saturday night against the Miami Marlins.

Bumgarner has been far from an ace against Miami in his career, as the southpaw owns a 2-4 record with a 4.73 ERA in nine starts vs. the Marlins.

Taking the mound for Miami is Robert Dugger, who made his MLB debut a little over a month ago. Dugger is 0-2 with a 4.29 ERA in four starts at the big league level.

Coverage begins with Giants Pregame Live at 5 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live in the MyTeams App.

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Here are the lineups for Saturday night’s Giants-Marlins game:

Miami Marlins (51-96)
SS Miguel Rojas
CF Lewis Brinson
3B Starlin Castro
C Jorge Alfaro
RF Harold Ramirez
1B Martin Prado
2B Isan Diaz
LF Austin Dean
RHP Robert Dugger (0-2, 4.29 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (71-77)
RF Mike Yastrzemski
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
LF Stephen Vogt
CF Kevin Pillar
C Buster Posey
SS Brandon Crawford
2B Mauricio Dubon
RHP Madison Bumgarner (9-8, 3.77 ERA)