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Giants vs. Padres lineups: Evan Longoria looks to build on power surge

Giants vs. Padres lineups: Evan Longoria looks to build on power surge

What the heck has gotten into the Giants?

After beating the Padres 10-4 Tuesday night, San Francisco has now scored double-digit runs in three consecutive games for the first time since 2010. Unsurprisingly, the Giants have won all three.

The Giants will try to make it four in a row when they face San Diego in the series finale at Petco Park on Wednesday.

In going for the series sweep, San Francisco will turn to right-hander Shaun Anderson (3-2, 3.86 ERA). He will be making the 10th start of his rookie season. Anderson is coming off a start in which he went 5 2/3 innings and got the win in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. In his only previous start against the Padres, he limited San Diego to two runs in six innings while getting the win in a 4-2 victory back on June 12.

Anderson won't be the only rookie taking the mound Wednesday night, as Cal Quantrill (2-2, 4.66 ERA) will start for the Padres. In 11 career appearances (seven starts), Quantrill has posted a 1.36 WHIP and limited hitters to a .268 batting average over 36 2/3 innings.

The Giants will go with a lefty-heavy lineup against San Diego's right-hander, although both Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar remain in it after combining for eight hits, six RBI and two home runs in Tuesday's win.

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Here are the lineups for Giants-Padres on Wednesday night. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app.

San Francisco Giants (38-47)

Brandon Belt, 1B
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Alex Dickerson, LF
Steven Vogt, C
Kevin Pillar, CF
Joe Panik, 2B
Donovan Solano, SS
Shaun Anderson, P (3-2, 3.86 ERA)

San Diego Padres (42-43)

Fernando Tatis Jr., SS
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Manny Machado, 3B
Franmil Reyes, RF
Hunter Renfroe, LF
Wil Myers, CF
Greg Garcia, 2B
Austin Hedges, C
Cal Quantrill, P (2-2, 4.66 ERA)

Home run trend continues as Tyler Beede has another rough night

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Home run trend continues as Tyler Beede has another rough night

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's always a good time when Madison Bumgarner pinch-hits, and there was a bit of added flavor Tuesday. After Bumgarner drew a walk from Cole Hamels, Logan Webb entered to run for the staff ace. 

It was an interesting moment, but one Bruce Bochy didn't want to see so early in the first game at Wrigley Field. Bumgarner was hitting because Tyler Beede had thrown 91 pitches in four innings and was done for the night. 

In a game the Giants would go on to lose 5-3, Beede gave up three solo homers to the Cubs in his four innings. He has allowed 11 homers over his last six starts, giving up 25 earned runs in 27 1/3 innings. 

"It's execution of pitches, the pitch quality, making mistakes. That's the key to pitching," manager Bruce Bochy told reporters when asked about the home run issue. "Sometimes it gets away from you and it gets over the heart of the plate. That's what happens to him. He's making great pitches at times and then makes that mistake. He's just not getting away with them. Those are good hitters, they're going to take advantage of them. That's the hump he's got to get over, is being consistent on every pitch."

The first homer Beede allowed Tuesday was a prime example of the recent trend of mistakes. It was a fastball that was located, well, just take a look:

That one was hit out by Nicholas Castellanos. The next two were off the bat of Anthony Rizzo, and while they weren't as dead-center as the first one, they were both mistake pitches. Rizzo hit a fastball that was down and in but in his sweet spot, then blasted a changeup two innings later. 

“I don’t want to continue to feel like if I make a mistake, it’s going to leave the yard," Beede told reporters, including Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News. "But it seems to be the way things are going as of right now.”

The staff discussed Beede's rotation spot after his last rough start, but when the Giants got to Phoenix a day later, Bochy announced that Beede would face the Cubs. The team was in a tough spot with the rotation, but there's a bit more breathing room if the Giants again want to discuss giving Beede a chance to step back.

Shaun Anderson made a rehab appearance for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday and should be ready to return if needed. On a longer timeframe, Johnny Cueto is also lined up to slide into the rotation spot. Cueto made a second rehab appearance for the San Jose Giants on Tuesday and now will make two starts for the River Cats. 

Giants vs. Cubs lineups: Abiatal Avelino starts at shortstop vs. Cole Hamels

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Giants vs. Cubs lineups: Abiatal Avelino starts at shortstop vs. Cole Hamels

Shortstop Brandon Crawford has played 114 of the Giants' 125 games this season. On Tuesday, he's taking the day off. 

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is using right-handed bat Abiatal Avelino against Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels. Crawford is batting just .173 in August and certainly could use a breather. 

Avelino, on the other hand, has hit .285 with 12 home runs in Triple-A for the Sacramento River Cats. The 24-year-old also has stolen 15 bases this season. 

Bochy is wheeling out a right-handed heavy lineup against Hamels, with just two lefties in the order -- Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Belt. 

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Here are the full lineups for Tuesday's game. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 4 p.m. PT with first pitch at 5:05.

San Francisco Giants (63-62)
Donovan Solano, 2B
Mike Yastrzemski, LF
Buster Posey, C
Evan Longoria, 3B
Kevin Pillar, CF
Austin Slater, RF
Brandon Belt, 1B
Abiatal Avelino, SS
Tyler Beede, RHP (3-7, 5.77)

Chicago Cubs (66-58)
Jason Heyward, CF
Nic Castellanos, RF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Javier Baez, SS
Kyle Schwarber, LF
Jonathan Lucroy, C
Tony Kemp, 2B
Cole Hamels, LHP (6-4, 3.69 ERA)