Sandoval scratched from Giants lineup with illness

The Associated Press
Sandoval scratched from Giants lineup with illness

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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, right, tags checks on San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, center, whom Ramos tagged out at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in San Francisco. Sandoval was attempting to score on a hit by Giants' Brandon Crawford. At left is Nationals pitcher Doug Fister. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have scratched third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the lineup against the Washington Nationals because of an illness.

San Francisco inserted Joaquin Arias in Sandoval's place for Wednesday night's game.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval has been playing through flu-like symptoms. Sandoval also scrapped both knees when he was thrown out at home and slid awkwardly trying to escape the tag during Tuesday's night's 2-1 loss to the Nationals.

Sandoval was originally batting fourth. Michael Morse, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Hicks and Gregor Blanco all moved up one spot in the order, and Arias was batting eighth ahead of pitcher Matt Cain.

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