TONIGHT’S GAMES…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the final game of this four-game series…RHP Mike Leake (9-4, 2.79) is slated to face RHP Chad Gaudin (4-1, 2.15).
CONGRATS BRUCE!…Giants manager Bruce Bochy earned his 1,500th career managerial big league win last night…Bochy becomes the 21st manager to reach this milestone.
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JEFF FRANCOEUR… Has appeared in seven games (four starts) for the Giants and is 4-for-18 with a double and RBI… Ranks third among active players with 120 outfield assists (Beltran, 131; Kotsay, 122).
SANDOVAL VS. LEAKE…IF Pablo Sandoval is 7-for-10 lifetime (8-for-12) if you count the postseason) with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI against tonight’s opposing starter Mike Leake.
SANTIAGO CASILLA… Earned the win in game two last night, as he tossed 1.1 innings with two strikeouts.
BRANDON BELT… His 10 home runs this season are a career-high… Has started 80 of 100 games, all at first base.
BUSTER POSEY… Among NL leaders, the 2013 All-Star is tied for fourth in doubles (28), fifth in slugging (.529), sixth in OBP (.389), seventh in batting avg. (.319), eighth in extra base hits (43) and 10th in RBI (59).
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND UPCOMING SERIES VS. CHICAGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Wednesday, July 24 vs. Cincinnati (7:15): RHP Mike Leake (9-4, 2.79) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (4-1, 2.15) – CSN-BA
- Friday, July 26 vs. Chicago (7:15): RHP Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.03) vs. RHP Matt Cain (6-6, 5.00) – CSN-BA
- Saturday, July 27 vs. Chicago (6:05): LHP Chris Rusin (1-0, 5.40) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-6, 2.93) – NBC-BA
- Sunday, July 28 vs. Chicago (1:05): LHP Travis Wood (pitching tonight) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (5-10, 4.73) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)