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
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.
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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.
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.
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).
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.