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Giants vs. Cardinals lineups: Jaylin Davis to make major league debut

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Giants vs. Cardinals lineups: Jaylin Davis to make major league debut

The St. Louis Cardinals have been on absolute fire as of late, which is good news for them, but bad news for the Giants. San Francisco's four-game series with St. Louis continues Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. 

Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Orange and Black, hoping to contain that blaze. He has been pitching well, holding opponents to just eight runs in his last 32 innings. 

MadBum has posted a 2.81 ERA over his last 13 starts, and the Giants have won 11 of those outings. 

But ...

Michael Wacha will get the ball for the Cards, and he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in six career starts against the Giants. It'll be his first time facing them this season.

Power-hitting prospect Jaylin Davis got his MLB call-up on Wednesday and will start in right field, batting seventh for the Giants. Corban Joseph, who was claimed off waivers from the A's after he was designated for assignment, will get starting honors at second base in his San Francisco debut. 

Here are how the lineups look to shape up as the Cardinals host the Giants on Wednesday. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app

San Francisco Giants (66-72)

LF Mike Yastrzemski
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
SS Brandon Crawford
CF Kevin Pillar
RF Jaylin Davis
2B Corban Joseph
LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-8, 3.62 ERA)

[RELATED: MadBum could lead NL in innings after two injured years]

St. Louis Cardinals (78-60)

RF Dexter Fowler
2B Kolten Wong
1B Paul Goldschmidt
LF Marcell Ozuna
SS Paul DeJong
C Yadier Molina
3B Tommy Edman
CF Harrison Bader 
RHP Michael Wacha (6-6, 5.07 ERA)

Giants claim ex-A's infielder Corban Joseph, add him to 40-man roster

Giants claim ex-A's infielder Corban Joseph, add him to 40-man roster

SAN FRANCISCO -- A couple of days after he was designated for assignment by the A's, Corban Joseph will end up right back in the big leagues -- with the team that plays just across the bridge. 

Joseph, a 30-year-old infielder, was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Tuesday morning. He will join the team in St. Louis and be added to the active roster. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Giants moved Pablo Sandoval to the 60-day injured list.

Sandoval will have Tommy John surgery this week.

Joseph played in 11 games for the A's, going 7-for-37 with two doubles and a homer. He was DFA'd on Sunday when rosters expanded and the A's needed space for Sean Murphy and Sean Manaea. 

[RELATED: Watch Giants rookie Dubon hammer his first career homer]

Joseph spent most of this season in Triple-A, batting .371 with 13 homers and an OPS of 1.006. He previously has played in the big leagues for the Yankees and Orioles. 

While the Giants have found a contributor in Donovan Solano and plan to take a long look at Mauricio Dubon, they still are short on depth in the middle infield. 

A's vs. Royals lineups: Khris Davis on paternity leave, Corban Joseph to DH

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A's vs. Royals lineups: Khris Davis on paternity leave, Corban Joseph to DH

Khris Davis will be out of the lineup for the A's on Wednesday as the team continues a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Davis' absence, this time, is due to paternity leave.

He could miss a few days. Someone will be brought up to replace him, but manager Bob Melvin has not yet said who that might be. 

As for Wednesday's lineup at Kauffman Stadium, Corban Joseph will take over at the designated hitter spot for the A's, while Jurickson Profar gets the start at second base. Tanner Roark will get the start on the bump and hopes to continue an impressive road campaign. He currently boasts a 5-2 record with a 3.90 ERA in 11 starts away from his home turf.

And as far as his career numbers against the Royals go, the right-hander has had his way with K.C. in a relativley small sample size. He's 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two appearances (one start) against the Royals.

Jakob Junis will get the start for the Royals and he's coming off a tough outing in Cleveland. 

Here's how the lineups look to shape up as the Royals play host to the A's on Wednesday. You can follow the action on NBC Sports California or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app

Oakland A's (76-55)
Marcus Semien, SS
Robbie Grossman, RF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Mark Canha, CF
Seth Brown, LF
Jurickson Profar, 2B
Chris Herrmann, C
Corban Joseph, DH

Tanner Roark, P (8-8, 3.95 ERA)

Kansas City Royals (46-87)
Whit Merrifield, 2B
Jorge Soler, DH
Hunter Dozier, 3B
Alex Gordon, LF
Ryan O'Hearn, 1B
Bubba Starling, RF
Meibrys, Viloria, C
Brett Phillips, CF
Nicky Lopez, SS

Jakob Junis, RHP (8-12, 4.89 ERA)