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Giants vs. Dodgers lineups: Mike Yastrzemski only left-handed hitter

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Giants vs. Dodgers lineups: Mike Yastrzemski only left-handed hitter

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is playing the matchup as his squad looks to sweep the Dodgers on Sunday in Los Angeles. 

Bochy is using just one left-handed hitter -- Mike Yastrzemski -- in his lineup against Dodgers lefty Julio Urias. Yastrzemski is playing left field and batting sixth in the series finale. 

Yastrzemski has been one of the best stories in baseball this season. He actually has hit better against lefties that right-handers, too. 

Though it's a small sample size than going up against right-handers, Yastrzemski is batting .318 with four homers and a .936 OPS in 42 games facing lefties. 

Here are the full Giants-Dodgers lineups. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area with coverage beginning at noon P.M. PT.

San Francisco Giants (69-73)
2B Donovan Solano
C Buster Posey
1B Austin Slater
3B Evan Longoria
CF Kevin Pillar
LF Mike Yastrzemski
RF Jaylin Davis
SS Mauricio Dubon
RHP Dereck Rodriguez (5-8, 5.15 ERA)

Los Angeles Dodgers (92-52)
RF Joc Pederson
SS Corey Seager
LF A.J. Pollock
1B Cody Bellinger
3B Matt Beaty
CF Chris Taylor
2B Gavin Lux
C Russell Martin
LHP Julio Urias (4-3, 2.55)

Giants rookies dress up as ‘Reno 911’ cops for flight to Atlanta

Giants rookies dress up as ‘Reno 911’ cops for flight to Atlanta

The Giants' Triple-A affiliate is located in Sacramento, but their rookie dress-up day had a Reno theme.

For the team's flight from Boston to Atlanta on Thursday evening, the veterans made the youngsters don "Reno 911" cop uniforms, complete with the short shorts.

Luckily for us, most of the players embraced the outfit and posted photos on their Instagram Stories.

We'll let the images speak for themselves:

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Based on the image, 12 Giants rookies got in on the fun, and they even used a real cop car as a prop at the airport in Boston.

With 12 "cops" on the flight to Atlanta, you know no shenanigans will happen.

Giants' Madison Bumgarner's road struggles continue ahead of free agency

Giants' Madison Bumgarner's road struggles continue ahead of free agency

The Giants' three-game series at Fenway Park was filled with so much history. 

Between a Yastrzemski reunion and San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy's 2,000th career managerial win, there was much to be celebrated. That was until Thursday, when Madison Bumgarner took the mound.

Across five frames in the Boston Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Giants, MadBum gave up five runs and nine hits with two walks. He struck out seven, but struggled in the second frame as he approached 200 innings on the season. 

The balls that were hit off of Bumgarner's in his ninth loss of the season weren't hit all that hard. Boston beat him by putting the bat on the ball with singles from Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts, to name a few.

"This has probably been his worst year as far as luck," Bochy told reporters after the game. "I thought he threw better than what the numbers are going to show."

A pattern developed this year for Bumgarner on the road, and it wasn't a pretty one.

Away from Oracle Park this season, the four-time All-Star has a career-high 5.06 ERA with an opposing batting average of .280.

Call it tough luck, but as much as this sounds like a broken record, Bumgarner will be one of the top names in free agency this offseason, and it's no secret home/road splits are taken into account. 

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Bum talked about his outing after the loss, and couldn't explain some of the hits Boston got off him.

"Things don't always go your way," he said. "It's frustrating, you know. I feel really good about the way I threw."