Giants vs. Pirates lineups: Buster Posey catching Jeff Samardzija

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

Buster Posey is back behind the dish Thursday in the Giants' series finale against the Pirates at Oracle Park. 

Posey will be catching starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. The duo has fared well this season, too. 

Samardzija has a 3.31 ERA in 20 games this season with Posey catching, compared to a 4.93 ERA in seven games as battery mates with Stephen Vogt

At the plate, Posey looks to continue a strong start to September. After batting just .225 in August, the former MVP has a .368 batting average in six games this month. 

Coverage begins with Giants Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the My Teams app.

Here are the full Giants-Pirates lineups: 

San Francisco Giants (70-76)
LF Mike Yastrzemski
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
CF Kevin Pillar
SS Brandon Crawford
RF Jaylin Davis
2B Mauricio Dubon
RHP Jeff Samardzija (10-11, 3.64)

Pittsburgh Pirates (64-82)
2B Adam Frazier
CF Bryan Reynolds
3B Colin Moran
1B Josh Bell
RF Jose Osuna
SS Cole Tucker
LF Kevin Kramer
Jacob Stallings
RHP Joe Musgrove (9-12, 4.67)

Giants vs. Pirates lineups: Buster Posey catching Jeff Samardzija originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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