Quick Hits for May 17, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (3-2, 4.78) is coming o! his best start of the season last Monday versus Atlanta in SF’s 4-2 win after striking out 11 while allowing one run on two hits in 7.2 innings…he’s slated to face RHP Tom Koehler (3-3, 2.57), who will attempt to bounce back from the shortest start of his career (3.2ip) in last Monday’s 6-5 defeat to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… The Giants are winners of 11 of their last 15 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-7 (.650) overall here at home…SF’s .650 home winning pct. is the third-best in the Majors behind Miami (.773, 17-5) and Colorado (.737, 14-5).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF has posted a record of 19-4 (.826) when scoring the game’s  rst run.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 37 starts (32 at catcher, five at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/eight caught stealings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has raised his batting average from .184 to his current .212 mark by hitting safely in each of his last seven games, batting .393 (11-for-28) during the stretch.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits with RISP this season.

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SEVEN-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES… The Giants are looking to get back into the win column tonight as they host the Marlins in the third game of this four game series…despite a loss last night, the Giants have still won four of their last six games, six of their last nine and 16 of their last 22…the Giants need wins tonight and tomorrow to win their  rst home series against Miami since taking two of three from them, July 6-8, 2009.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads Giants with 28 RBI, which also rank as the sixth-most in the NL.

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WE PLAY THEM CLOSE… 28 of the Giants’ first 43 games (65.1%) this season have been decided by just two runs or fewer, tied with the Padres for the most such games in the big leagues…SF has gone 17-11 (.607) in these contests, which is the fourth-best winning pct., behind the Brewers (.727, 16-6), Orioles (.667, 14-7) and Twins (.611, 11-7).

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JEAN MACHI… His 0.42 ERA is the lowest figure among NL relievers.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has recorded 13 strikeouts and allowed just three walks.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has allowed just one of nine (11.1%) inherited runners to score.

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