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Giants’ Andrew McCutchen sits with a sore knee

SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew McCutchen was out of the starting lineup with a sore knee for the Giants Sunday, with Bruce Bochy reshuffling his lineup as a result.
McCutchen was injured sliding into second base late in the Giants’ 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies, but it’s not believed to be serious.
“He’s available to pinch hit,” Bochy said before the Giants concluded a four-game series with the Rockies at AT&T Park. “Probably could push him a little bit, but we’ll give him the day off, with the day off, give him a couple of days.”
The Giants are off Monday and then begin an eight-game road trip in Houston Tuesday with a two-game series. After taking Thursday off, the Giants are in Chicago for a three-game series against the Cubs, followed by a three-game series in Arizona.
With McCutchen out, Gorkys Hernandez gets the start in right field and bats leadoff, with Brandon Belt moving to left field, Buster Posey playing first base and Nick Hundley catching.
Bochy was non-committal, but outfield help could be on the way in Houston.
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Mac Williamson, rehabbing from an April 24 concussion, has homered in his last two games for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. He had four RBIs Saturday night in Salt Lake City and has eight home runs with a .468 batting average in 59 plate-appearances for the season with Sacramento.
In addition, outfielder Hunter Pence had two more hits and is on an eight-game hitting streak since retooling his swing.
“Can’t say for sure. right now there’s nothing concrete as far as plans, but good to see them swinging well,” Bochy said.
— Pablo Sandoval nearly got in the game at second base Saturday. The corner infielder has been working at second base of late and could be an emergency option, particularly with Joe Panik on the disabled list as he recovers from thumb surgery.
“He’s not bad, he surprises you how quick his feet are and he’s pretty good around the bag,” Bochy said. ” He almost went to second yesterday. Easier putting him at first and Belt in left. I was close to putting (Kelby Tomlinson) in left field and putting Pablo at second . . . with a five-run lead somewhat comfortable, but obviously not comfortable enough.”
Alen Hanson, the second baseman on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, will not rejoin the Giants in Houston, Bochy said. Hanson is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday but probably won’t rejoin the team until the Giants are in Arizona.
Colorado: CF Charlie Blackmon, 1B Ian Desmond, 3B Nolan Arenado, SS Trevor Story, C Chris Iannetta, LF Noel Cuevas, RF Carlos Gonzalez, 2B Pat Valaika, P Tyler Anderson.
Giants: RF Gorkys Hernandez, 1B Buster Posey, 3B Evan Longoria, LF Brandon Belt, C Nick Hundley, SS Brandon Crawford, CF Austin Jackson, 2B Kelby Tomlinson, P Ty Blach.

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