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Watch Bruce Bochy's speech to Giants, toast after historic 2,000th win

Watch Bruce Bochy's speech to Giants, toast after historic 2,000th win

Giants manager Bruce Bochy accomplished something Wednesday night at Fenway Park that only 10 others in baseball history had done before.

The 64-year-old won his 2,000th game as a big league manager thanks to San Francisco's 11-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, and celebrated with his club in the visiting clubhouse. Bochy's players and coaching staff toasted him with champagne, and then the veteran skipper thanked his team for helping him reach the milestone. 

Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto documented it all on Instagram, including Bochy's brief shower of bubbly.

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"It's a number, and I don't know what the number means," Bochy told the Giants. "I think a couple things. I've been blessed to be doing this as long as I've been doing it, but it's a number that all of you are a part of, trust me. I'm riding the backs of you guys. I look at the support from ownership, the front office, the players, this coaching staff ... I can't thank you guys enough, and hopefully when you look at this number, you know you're part of it because you are. 

" ... I'm not going to get emotional here, but (2,000 wins) is not what was on my mind -- I swear to you -- this year. It was more us getting (to the playoffs) and for you guys to do what you did in July to get back into this thing and for this to happen, I can't thank you enough. Thank you."

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Bochy's players couldn't thank him enough, either. Catcher Stephen Vogt is in his first season with the Giants and his only one playing for Bochy, and he said the team's toast to the legendary manager was a fitting tribute. 

"This is something you want to do for a manager who's been around and given so much time to his players over the last 25 years," Vogt told reporters in Boston (H/T San Francisco Chronicle). "If you know anything about this game, it's every day. It's sacrifice. It's giving time away from your family in order to achieve greatness, and he's one of 11 at the top of the list. There's a lot more than just winning baseball games that went into tonight."

Giants vs. Red Sox lineups: Mike Yastrzemski makes Fenway Park debut

Giants vs. Red Sox lineups: Mike Yastrzemski makes Fenway Park debut

Like grandfather, like grandson.

Mike Yastrzemski will play his first game in his grandpa Carl's old stomping grounds Tuesday when the Giants open up a three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Carl Yastrzemski compiled 452 home runs, 3,419 hits and 18 All-Star selections over a decorated 23-year career spent entirely with the Red Sox. Mike has hit .265 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI in 96 games with San Francisco, and he'll be leading off for the Giants in the series opener.

Logan Webb will get the start for San Francisco, as the rookie right-hander looks to get back on the winning track. Webb is coming off consecutive losses in which he's failed to reach the fifth inning each time.

Nathan Eovaldi will take the mound for Boston. The right-handed veteran recently returned to the starting rotation from the bullpen, and threw 93 pitches in his last outing. Eovaldi has struggled against the Giants in his career, having gone 2-4 with a 10.86 ERA over six meetings.

Stephen Vogt will get the start behind the plate and bat fourth for San Francisco, as Buster Posey is out with back tightness. Chris Shaw, a Massachusetts native, will be the Giants' designated hitter and bat seventh.

Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. PT with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live in the MyTeams app.

Here are the lineups for Giants-Red Sox: 

San Francisco Giants (72-78)
LF Mike Yastrzemski
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
C Stephen Vogt
CF Kevin Pillar
SS Brandon Crawford
DH Chris Shaw
RF Austin Slater
2B Mauricio Dubon 

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Boston Red Sox (79-70)
LF Andrew Benintendi
SS Xander Bogaerts
3B Rafael Devers
DH J.D. Martinez
RF Brock Holt
1B Mitch Moreland
C Christian Vasquez
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
2B Marco Hernandez

Marlins vs. Giants lineups: Stephen Vogt playing left field in opener

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Marlins vs. Giants lineups: Stephen Vogt playing left field in opener

For the first time since Aug. 6, Stephen Vogt will patrol left field.

With Jaylin Davis nursing a left wrist contusion, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has shifted Mike Yastrzemski to right field. Vogt will bat fourth in the series opener against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on Friday.

After batting second on Thursday, Buster Posey has been moved down to sixth in the order.

Coverage begins with Giants Pregame Live at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the My Teams app.

Here are the lineups for Friday night's Giants-Marlins game.

Miami Marlins (51-95)
SS Miguel Rojas
CF Magneuris Sierra
RF Garrett Cooper
3B Starlin Castro
1B Neil Walker
2B Isan Diaz
C Jorge Alfaro
LF Jon Berti
RHP Sandy Alcantara (5-12, 4.04 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (70-77)
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 Tyler Beede (4-9, 5.33 ERA)