Michael Morse played sick on Friday, but he is feeling much better.
Morse has been dealing with an illness, but it doesn't seem to be too bad. He was able to tough it out for Game 3, and will look to do the same if he is called upon as a pinch hitter in game four. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Juan Perez is starting in left field for Game 4 of the World Series.
Perez is 2-for-16 (.125) in the postseason this year, but the Giants will go with him over Travis Ishikawa at left field, as San Francisco prefers his glove compared to Ishikawa's. He'll bat seventh in the order. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the World Series and Madison Bumgarner will start Game 5.
There were some reports prior to Game 3 that suggested Bumgarner would start Game 4 if the Giants lost, but that will not be the case. Bumgarner has never pitched on short rest, which he would have to do in order to start Game 4. He would be available out of the bullpen if there is a Game 7. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
Mike Morse had a pinch-hit RBI-double and scored a run during the Giants' Game 3 loss to the Royals in the World Series on Friday.
Morse has done much of his damage in the postseason as a pinch hitter, though he started games 1 and 2 of the World Series as the Giants designated hitter. Morse will likely continue to come off the bench unless the series returns to Kansas City. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
Tim Hudson took the loss in Game 3 of the World Series after he gave up three runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over 5.2 innings against the Royals on Friday.
Hudson allowed one run in the first and two more in the sixth. The walk to Omar Infante was the first Hudson has allowed this postseason. He now owns a 3.72 ERA in these playoffs. Analyst: Steve Pimental View Profile
Madison Bumgarner did not throw a bullpen between starts because he wants to leave his options open, to be ready for Game 4 if he is needed.
Manager Bruce Bochy said that while Ryan Vogelsong is slated to pitch in game four, there is the option for Bumgarner to instead pitch. The decision will likely be based upon the outcome of tonight's game, but if the Giants lose, there's a good chance that Bumgarner gets the ball for Game 4. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Manager Bruce Bochy confirms Tim Lincecum's MRI was clean and he's good to go Friday if needed.
Lincecum suffered a back injury during Wednesday's game, but he's fine. He could see an expanded role out of the bullpen now that he's proved that he remembers how to pitch, as he threw 1.2 scoreless innings in his first appearance of the postseason on Wednesday. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Michael Morse is not in the Giants Game 3 lineup on Friday.
Morse had been serving as the DH for the Giants while the Series was in Kansas City. Coming back to San Francisco though, it looks like the Giants will stick with their same outfield configuration. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile