Giants scratch left fielder Angel Pagan with back spasms
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants left fielder Angel Pagan has been scratched from the starting lineup of NL Division Game 3 against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms.
San Francisco announced it lineup change less than hour before the scheduled first pitch Monday night. The Giants trail 0-2 in the best-of-five series.
Pagan has a .455 (5 for 11) average against Jake Arrieta with a double and two strikeouts. Gregor Blanco replaced him left while batting eighth; he is 0 for 7 against Arrieta.
Pagan is hitting .300 with a double this postseason.