Quick Hits for August 21, 2013

TODAY’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the Boston Red Sox today in the final game of this three game series… LHP Felix Doubront (8-6, 3.95) is scheduled to face LHP Barry Zito (4-8, 5.34).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Hit a pair of three-run homers on the Giants’ last trip and has seven RBI in his last five games.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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GOING FOR THE WIN…A win today and the Giants can earn their €first series victory at home since taking two of three games from the D-Backs July 19-21…that was also the last time the Giants won two-consecutive home games (July 19-20).

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WALKOFF WALK…IF Marco Scutaro drew a bases-loaded walk from Brayan Villareal to
force home the winning run of the Giants’ 3-2 win last night over the Red Sox…according to Elias, it was San Francisco’s €first walk off walk since Sept. 6, 2003.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has been unscored upon in 39 of his last 41 apps and owns a 1.50 ERA (4er, 24.0ip) in that time.

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BRETT PILL… Was recalled from Fresno for the third time this season on July 29 and went 7-for-8 in his first two games back.

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MATT CAIN… Will make his 11th career start against the Pirates, his second this season…faced the Bucs on June 13 and tossed 6.2-shutout innings, allowing just two hits in SF’s 10-0 win…is 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA (6er, 43.2ip) in his last six starts against Pittsburgh.

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND UPCOMING SET VS. PITTSBURGH (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Wednesday, August 21 vs. Boston (12:45): LHP Felix Doubront (8-6, 3.95) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-8, 5.34) – CSN-BA
  • Thursday, August 22 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): LHP Jeff Locke (9-4, 2.90) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.35) – CSN-BA 
  • Friday, August 23 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.87) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (tonight) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (tonight) – CSN-BA

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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