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Braves Vs. Giants Lineups: Jason Heyward Gets A Rare Night Off

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will rest right fielder Jason Heyward Thursday night when Atlanta opens a four-game series in San Francisco. Heyward has been one of the team's biggest offensive weapons this season hitting .279 with 21 homers and 64 RBIs. Reed Johnson will take over in right field with Martin Prado sliding down to the three spot in the batting order.

Here is a look at the full lineups for tonight's game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants:

Atlanta Braves

1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Reed Johnson RF
3. Martin Prado LF
4. Chipper Jones 3B
5. Freddie Freeman 1B
6. Dan Uggla 2B
7. Brian McCann C
8. Paul Janish SS
9. Tommy Hanson P

San Francisco Giants

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
6. Hector Sanchez (S) C
7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Barry Zito (L) P

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.