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Giants vs. Rockies lineups: Austin Slater starts, Alex Dickerson sits

Giants vs. Rockies lineups: Austin Slater starts, Alex Dickerson sits

The Giants just can't be stopped.

Despite All-Star closer Will Smith blowing a three-run lead Tuesday, the Giants rallied to beat the Rockies 8-4 in 10 innings, their 11th win in 13 games. 

After taking the first three games of the series, the Giants will send young right-hander Shaun Anderson to the hill Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field looking to complete the sweep.

Bruce Bochy's lineup will look a little different than the one he trotted out Tuesday. With Alex Dickerson getting the day off, Austin Slater will bat second and play right field in the matinee.

Here are the full lineups for today's game, with the first pitch scheduled to for 12:10 p.m. with pregame coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams App

San Francisco Giants (46-49)
Brandon Belt, 1B
Austin Slater, RF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Stephen Vogt, C
Mike Yastrzemski, LF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Joe Panik, 2B
Donovan Solano, SS
Shaun Anderson, RHP (3-2, 4.4.8 ERA)

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Colorado Rockies (46-49)
Charlie Blackmon, RF
Trevor Story, SS
David Dahl, CF
Nolan Arenado, 3B
Daniel Murphy, 1B
Raimel Tapia, LF
Ryan McMahon, 2B
Tony Wolters, C
Jon Gray, RHP (9-6 3.38 ERA)

Giants' Pablo Sandoval comments on learning he needs Tommy John surgery

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Giants' Pablo Sandoval comments on learning he needs Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Saturday infielder Pablo Sandoval will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

He was shortly made available to the media after it was announced and he had quite a bit to say.

"I want to keep playing, especially right now we're in this race," Sandoval told reporters ahead of the Giants-A's game. "At the same time, things happen for a reason."

He will miss the rest of Bruce Bochy's final year as the team's manager, something he appeared to be regretful of.

"It's hard because he's one of the greatest managers ever ... Thank God give me the opportunity to play nine years for him and I do everything I can for him and to be part of three World Series is the most important thing."

The surgery is set to take place in September which means ... perhaps he could take one more at-bat before. He was asked if this was a possibility.

"I mean, I know how to handle the pain," Sandoval smiled as he answered the question.

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The 33-year-old has been struggling with bone chips since 2011 and recently received a cortisone shot to try and relieve the pain. 

Sandoval isn't exactly known for his pitching, well -- not entirely anyway. So despite the TJ surgery having him out at throwing, hitting is always an option. There's a guy named Shohei Ohtani doing just that. 

Panda will be a free agent after this season so, despite the timeline, he could go to an AL team and be put on the roster as a designated hitter.

Giants' Pablo Sandoval to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow

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Giants' Pablo Sandoval to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow

Pablo Sandoval's 2019 season is over.

The Giants infielder will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Saturday.

The surgery is set to take place the first week of September.

Sandoval has been on the injured list since Aug. 9 as he dealt with inflammation in his elbow.

Sandoval has been dealing with bone chips in his right elbow since 2011, and had a cortisone shot on Aug. 11 to try to relieve the pain.

News of the surgery is a devastating blow for Sandoval, who had turned his career around and became one of the Giants' most reliable hitters this season. In 107 games, Sandoval slashed .269/.314/.509 with 23 doubles, 14 homers and 41 RBI.

While the surgery could keep Sandoval out for the entire 2020 season, there is one bit of hope. Early last September, the Angels announced that two-way star Shohei Ohtani needed Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. While Ohtani hasn't been able to pitch, he has served as the Angels' designated hitter this season.

So, if Sandoval's recovery goes well, it's possible that the impending free agent could serve as a DH for an AL team or a pinch-hitter for a NL team.