TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (15-10, 3.26) will face Padres’ left-hander Andrew Werner (2-1, 3.68).
Today’s Starting Lineup
THE DODGERS… lost in Cincinnati 0-6 to the Reds, meaning the Giants can clinch the NL West with a win tonight.
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GOING FOR WIN #16… A win tonight for Bumgarner and he would earn his 16th victory of 2012, which would be the most wins in a season for a Giants left-hander since Kirk Rueter won 16 games in 1998.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .307 (31-for-101) with a .366 OBP in his last 36 games and has hit safely in 14 of his last 18 home games, batting .357 (20×56) with 1 HR and 8 RBI.
HOMER HAPPY…IF Pablo Sandoval homered again last night, his 3rd-straight game with a home run (4 total over that span)…the last Giants player to homer in 4-straight games? Barry Bonds from Sept. 16-21, 2005.
G’S WINNING WAYS…The Giants have matched their season-high win streak at 5 games…they’ve won 9 of their last 10 and 17 of their last 23…since the All-Star break, the Giants have gone 42-23 (.646) for the 3rd-best winning pct. in the Majors behind the Reds (.667, 44-22) and A’s (.656, 42-22).
ANGEL PAGAN… leads the Majors with 15 triples…has set a SF Giants record for the most triples in a season, surpassing Steve Finley (12 in 2006) and Willie Mays (12 in 1960).