TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (3-10, 6.42) will face Astros’ right-hander Lucas Harrell (7-6, 4.56).
Today’s Starting Lineup
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE…The Giants have won 18 of their last 25 games here at AT&T Park…since 2010, SF’s .595 home winning pct. (122-83) is 2nd to the Atlanta Braves (.605, 124-81) in the National League.
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ABOUT LAST NIGHT…LHP Madison Bumgarner allowed 1 run and 2 hits in 7.0 innings last night…that marked the 4th time that he’s pitched at least 7.0 frames and allowed 3-or- fewer hits and one-or-fewer runs in a start this season…that’s tied with Matt Cain for the 2nd-most such starts in the Majors this year behind NYM’s R.A. Dickey (5). (Elias).
ON THE BASES…The Giants’ 69 stolen bases are the 3rd-most in the NL behind Miami (82) and San Diego (74)…Angel Pagan (16), Gregor Blanco (15), Melky Cabrera (10) and Ryan Theriot (9) could become the 1st quartet with 10-or-more stolen bases for the Giants since Randy Winn (25), Fred Lewis (21), Eugenio Velez (15) and Emmanuel Burriss (13) in 2008.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-50 (.320) with 6 2Bs, 1 3B, 3 HRs and 11 RBI in his last 14 games… Is batting .347 (17-for-49) against left-handed pitchers.
ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .208 (20-for-96) with 4 extra base hits and 13 RBI in his past 27 games… Has started 80 of SF’s 87 games (79 in CF and 1 as DH).
MELKY CABRERA… Leads Majors with 120 hits and 39 multi-hit games… Owns a .446 OBP when leading off an inning… His 39 multi-hit games were a new Giants franchise record prior to the All-Star break.