AGAINST THE BEST… With a victory today the Giants can win a series against a team with a winning record for the first time since taking three of four games at St. Louis from May 29-June 1.
ANDREW SUSAC… Has started three games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H. Sanchez concussion).
MR. CLUTCH… Last night marked IF Pablo Sandoval’s third-straight game with three RBIs, the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the longest by a Giants player since Jeff Kent knocked in at least three runs in three-consecutive games from June 27-29, 2002 (Elias).
TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to today’s game the Giants activated OF Angel Pagan (back inflammation) from the 15-day disabled list… Pagan missed 44 games while on the D.L., with the Giants going 18-26 during this stretch.
THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last seven games after dropping a season-high six-straight games on their last homestand… they currently are tied with Milwaukee for the third highest winning percentage in the National League behind Los Angeles-NL (65-50, .565) and Washington (61-51, .545).
BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last eight games.
HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 336-consecutive games and has started 286-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 40 of SF’s last 44 games since Angel Pagan has been out.
MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded three RBI last night, his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL.
UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE: • Friday, August 8 at Kansas City (5:10) • Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10) • Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10) – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).