Bumgarner for Giants Game 2, then Vogelsong, Cain

Bumgarner for Giants Game 2, then Vogelsong, Cain
October 23, 2012, 8:38 pm
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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, celebrate after the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 after Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 2 of the World Series for San Francisco on Thursday, giving the Giants back-to-back lefties after Barry Zito goes in the opener against the Detroit Tigers.

Righty Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Game 3 and Matt Cain will go in Game 4. Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will remain in the bullpen, providing options.

The Giants are still finalizing their roster, though manager Bruce Bochy reiterated All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera will not be added. Cabrera received a 50-game suspension Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test and was eligible to return for the NL championship series. San Francisco insisted he wouldn't come back this postseason.