April 25th, 2014

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Quick Hits for April 25, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Fans

SELLOUT STREAKING – THREE MORE FOR THE NL RECORD… The Giants have sold out their last 255 regular season home games, the longest active regular season sellout streak in the Majors…the Giants are just three-straight sellouts shy of setting the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League, which would surpass the Phillies, who currently hold the record at 257 consecutive games from July 7, 2009-Aug. 5, 2012.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Fans

A FRANCHISE FIRST… All 12 of the Giants’ runs on Wednesday scored on home runs, marking the first time in franchise history (since 1883) that the club scored as many as 12 runs in a game all coming by way of the home run…the previous high was 10 runs on April 18, 1947 against the Dodgers…prior to the Giants doing it, the last team to score 12+ runs with all runs coming on homers was the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 26, 2012 vs. Toronto (12 runs)…thanks to Matt Oliver at STATS, LLC for his assistance with this note.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Fans

TONIGHT’S GAME… Marks the first time the Giants play outside the NL West… RHP Tim Hudson (2-1, 2.40) is scheduled to face Cleveland for the first time in nearly 10 years…he’s gone 1-2 with a 6.33 ERA in eight career starts against the Indians, his highest ERA against any team he’s faced more than once…he’ll be opposed by Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 7.31), who is 0-11 with an 8.25 ERA in 16 starts since he last won on June 29, 2011.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Hudson

HOPEFULLY THIS WON’T JINX IT… RHP Tim Hudson enters tonight’s start having not walked a batter in his 30.0 innings pitched this season, which is the longest innings streak without a walk to start a season in franchise history (since 1900)…Grover Cleveland Alexander holds the record since 1914 at 51.0 walk-less innings to start the 1923 season.

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