TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .
THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of SF in the NL West .
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .
THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).
JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.
TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).
MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).