TONIGHT’S GAMES…The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs in the first game of this three-game series…RHP Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.03) is slated to face RHP Matt Cain (6-6, 5.00).
VS. CHICAGO-NL…The Giants took three of four games from the Cubs earlier this season in Chicago and have won nine of their last 11 games overall vs. the Cubbies.
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MINOR TRADE…The Giants have acquired minor league RHP Guillermo Moscoso from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS…Prior to today’s game the Giants activated IF Joaquin Arias from the 15-day disabled listand optioned RHP Jake Dunning to triple-A Fresno.
MARCO SCUTARO… 2013 All-Star ranks 10th in the NL with a .311 batting average… His .347 avg. vs. left-handed pitching ranks as the sixth-highest in the NL… His 35 multi-hit games are tied for the fourth-most in the NL… Has been the second hardest batter to strikeout in the Majors.
IRON MAN…OF Hunter Pence has started 110-consecutive games, which is the longest streak in the National League and the sixth longest in the Majors…the last Giants with 110-consecutive starts was Pedro Feliz, who went 110-straight starts from Sept. 29, 2005 – July 31, 2006.
OUTSIDE THE DIVISION…The Giants’ next 29 games will be against opponents outside of their division…SF has struggled this season with teams out of the NL West, posting a 17-34 mark (.333).
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND REMAINDING SERIES VS. CHICAGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- 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)