TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (10-8, 4.42) will face D’Backs’ left-hander Patrick Corbin (5-6, 3.93).
Today’s Starting Lineup
BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .396 (63-for-159) with 14 2Bs, 9 HRs and 40 RBI in 44 games since the All-Star break… His .396 avg. and .476 OBP lead the Majors since the break while his .654 slugging pct. ranks 3rd and his 40 RBI are tied for the 4th-most.
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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .308 (20-for-65) with 5 2Bs, 1 HR and 11 RBI in his past 18 games… His 25 go-ahead RBI are tied for the 3rd-most in the National League.
XAVIER NADY… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno Saturday and has gone 3-for-5 with 3 RBI… The Carmel, California native graduated from Salinas High School.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 8-for-his-last-15 with RISP…has hit .291 (23-for-79) in those situations this season… Has made 80 starts this season (76 at 3rd base, 2 at 1st, 2 as DH).
XAVIER NADY… Signed a minor league contract with the Giants on Aug. 5 after being designated for assignment by the Nationals on July 21…batted .157 with 3 HRs and 6 RBI in 40 games for Nats.