GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants enter today’s games with the best overall winning percentage in the Majors, posting a .633 figure (31-18)…it’s the first time since 1973 that the Giants have posted the Major Leagues’ best winning pct. through a 49-game record (courtesy of Bill Arnold, Sports Features Group)…the Giants are a season-high 13 games over .500.
TYLER COLVIN… Has gone 11-for-34 (.324) with six 2Bs, a 3B, HR and ve RBI in his nine starts.
BUSTER POSEY… Has made 41 starts (35 at catcher, six at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/nine caught stealings.
SANDOVAL VS. NOLASCO… IF Pablo Sandoval, who is 9-for-18 in his career against RHP Ricky Nolasco, has hit two home runs, two doubles and a single in his last 10 at-bats against the Twins right-hander.
GIANTS ARE PERFECT SO FAR IN INTERLEAGUE… The Giants are 5-0 in Interleague and have won their last six Interleague games dating back to last season…SF will try to match a team record with their seventh consecutive Interleague win while also trying to sweep Minnesota for the FIrst time in four all-time series…the Giants haven’t won seven-straight games against the AL since June 22-July 2, 2011.
ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has four home runs in his last six games…had just 19 hits in his ” rst 114 ABs of the season.
JUAN GUTIERREZ… Is holding opponents to just two hits in 27 at-bats (.074) at AT&T Park this season.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… His five home runs this month are tied for the fourth-most in the league.
SERGIO ROMO… Is 16-for-18 in SV chances, with his 16 rescues ranking as the second-most in the Majors.