TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (14-5, 2.93) will face Rockies’ right-hander Tyler Chatwood (4-4, 5.65).
Today’s Starting Lineup
WINNING WAYS…The Giants have won 14 of their last 20 games and 24 of their last 35… since the All-Star break, the Giants have gone 39-23 (.629) for the 4th best winning pct. in the Majors behind the A’s (.672, 41-20), Reds (.667, 42-21) and Nationals (.635, 40-23).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than the Giants Magic Number.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .333 (11-for-33) in his past 12 games… Since the All-Star break his .986 fielding pct. ranks 2nd among NL shortstops (Janish, .991).
ANGEL PAGAN… Leads the Majors with 14 triples…has set a SF Giants record for the most triples in a season, surpassing Steve Finley and Willie Mays.
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has gone 10-for-27 (.370) with 5 RBI in his last 7 starts… Has started 44 games (all at catcher)…22 of those 44 starts have come in Zito’s starts.
XAVIER NADY… Went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI last night and is 6-for-18 with 5 RBI in 7 games in a Giants uni… Missed 9 games with a strained left hamstring from Sept. 5-16.
A GIANT congratulations to Omar Vizquel for passing Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list.
SELLOUT STREAKING…The Giants have sold out their last 157 regular season home games, which dates back to Oct. 1, 2010…it’s the 2nd-longest active regular season home sellout streak in the Majors behind Boston’s 788 streak, which started on May 15, 2003.