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Giants scratch Uribe for Game 2

Posted on: October 17, 2010 7:25 pm

PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants have scratched shortstop Juan Uribe from their Game 2 lineup because of a bruised left wrist sustained Saturday night.

Veteran Edgar Renteria will replace Uribe at shortstop in San Francisco's lineup and hit eighth. Outfielder Cody Ross, the Game 1 hero with two home runs, will move up to sixth (from eighth).

Uribe suffered the injury, to his left wrist, while sliding into second in the Giants' 4-3 Game 1 win. As he slid by the bag, Uribe reached out to grab it with his left hand, and that's when it happened. He was in the Giants' original lineup and was not scratched until a couple of hours before game-time.

Renteria played in only one regular season game down the stretch after Sept. 17 for the Giants. He played in two Division Series games against the Braves, batting only twice (he singled both times).

One thing to remember about this late switch: Renteria has hit Philadelphia starter Roy Oswalt fairly well during his career, batting .281 (9-for-32) with a .333 on-base percentage in 32 at-bats.

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