July 23rd, 2012

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Starting Lineup

The Giants started off the longest homestand of the season with a 7-1 win over the Padres tonight.  Buster Posey hit his 13th home run and Ryan Vogelsong got his 8th win of the season.

Quick Hits for Monday, July 23, 2012 (Game 96)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (7-4, 2.31) will face Padres’ left-hander Clayton Richard (7-10, 3.86).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Ranks 9th in NL hitting at a .266 clip (29-for-109) with 2 strikes this season… Is batting .317 (19-for-60) against left-handed pitchers.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than women in space.

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HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE…The Giants have won their last 4 home games, 8 of their last 10 and 20 of their last 27 games at home… SF’s .644 home winning pct. is tied with the Rangers for the 2nd-best in the Majors.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE…C Buster Posey is batting .486 (18-for-37) with 5 2Bs, 2 HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games…his .343 (46-for-134) batting average at home ranks as the 6th-highest among NL players.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .293 (17-for-58) with 4 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 8 RBI in his last 20 contests… His 18 doubles are the 3rd-most on the team behind (Cabrera, 20 and Posey, 19).

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EMMANUEL BURRISS… Has made 33 starts this year (30 at 2nd base, 2 at 3rd and 1 short)…. Has gone 503 at-bats without recording a HR, which stands as 4th-longest active streak in Majors.

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