Diamondbacks Vs. Giants Lineups: Brandon Belt Leads Off; Joe Panik Hits Eighth

The Diamondbacks are hoping to continue dominance over the Giants as they continue the series in San Francisco. Arizona currently sits at a 4-0 record this season at Oracle Park.

Thursday's 5-1 win pushed the D-backs to over .500 and now sit at the third place position in the NL West. 

Merrill Kelly gets the ball for the D-backs. He's been dominant in his last five starts boasting a 3-1 record with a 2.36 ERA and 0.82 WHIP over that stretch. This will be his first start in San Francisco.

On the other side, Shaun Anderson will get starting honors. The rookie has been rather reliable this season for the Giants, but it's the bats that need to put in the most work if they want to have any shot at winning.

"We've got to swing the bats," manager Bruce Bochy said following the Thursday night loss. "I mean, three hits, very little action. It's hard to win games like that. Their guy threw a lot of cutters and mixed it up. We just didn't do much with him."

Here are how the lineups look to shape up as the Giants host the D-backs on Friday night.

Arizona Diamondbacks (42-41)

Adam Jones, RF
Jarrod Dyson, CF
Ketel Marte, 2B
David Peralta, LF
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Jake Lamb, 1B
Nick Ahmed, SS
Carson Kelly, C

Merrill Kelly, P (7-7, 3.93 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (34-46)

Brandon Belt, 1B
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Buster Posey, C
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Alex Dickerson, LF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Kevin Pillar, CF
Joe Panik, 2B

Shaun Anderson, P (2-2, 3.94 ERA)

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