SERGIO ROMO… Only Milwaukee’s Francisco Rodriguez has more saves (17).
TIM LINCECUM… Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts (36) and is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-11).
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is hitting .347 (17-for-49) with two homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games.
BUSTER POSEY… Returned to the lineup yesterday in Denver after sitting out the past two games with nerve irritation in his lower back.
JEAN MACHI… Has held left-handed batters hitless in their last 21 at-bats against him.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .345 (19-for-55) in his last 15 games…had 19 hits in his ! rst 114 ABs of the season.
JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has not allowed an inherited runner to score (10 IR).
TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season…threw 7.0-shutout innings in his last start on Sunday in the Giants 4-1 victory over the Marlins at AT&T Park…five of his last seven starts have been quality outings….has allowed one run or fewer in each of his five quality starts…VS. MINNESOTA: Is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (4er, 8.0ip) in two career appearances (one start) against the Twins…threw 7.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in his only start against Minnesota on June 22, 2011 in the Giants 5-1 victory at AT&T Park… retired each of the first 12 batters he faced…IN INTERLEAGUE: Has posted a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA (49er, 107.2ip) in 26 career Interleague games (15 starts).
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last nine games, going 16-for-35 (.457).
GIANTS ATOP NL… Entering play today, the Giants’ 29 wins and .617 winning pct. are the best in the National League…SF owns the third-best record in the big leagues, behind Oakland (.638, 30-17) and Detroit (.628, 27-16)…the Giants didn’t earn their 30th win last season until June 2.