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Quick Hits for July 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-28 (.393) in his past seven games and has driven in 11 runs in his past eight contests.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 5.2-scoreless innings over his last seven appearances.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum is coming o! his first career save in his second career regular season relief appearance, as he closed out the Phillies in the 14th inning on Tuesday…since May 23, Lincecum has gone 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA (7er, 47.0ip) here at home…RHP Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90) has lost his last two starts, going 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA (7er, 12.2ip)…he’s 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4er, 13.0ip) in his two outings against the Giants this season.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games at .277 (18-for-65).

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads all NL players in multi-hit games (38), hits (125) and runs scored (73).

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TIM LINCECUM… Has gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (4er, 38.0ip) in his last six outings…his 0.95 ERA beginning June 25 is the third-lowest in the Majors, trailing BOS’ Jon Lester (0.29) and TB’s David Price (0.90).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-43 (.372) in his last 10 games and 25-for-78 (.321) in his last 21 contests.

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SELLOUT STREAKING – GOING FOR 300 SELLOUTS… The Giants have sold out their last 299 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA (40er, 95.2ip) in 22 career games (13 starts) against the Dodgers.

Orel History

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Quick Hits for July 24, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught all 14.0inn Tuesday, catching 248 pitches and did not allow a wild pitch or passed ball.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .146 clip (6-for-41) with runners in scoring position.

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GIANTS LOOKING FOR SWEEP… The Giants have won five-straight and 10 of their last 14 games against the Phillies…SF will be seeking a four game sweep of Philadelphia for the first time since Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 1999 at Candlestick Park…the last time the Giants swept the Phillies in four games here in Philadelphia was July 31-Aug. 3, 1998.

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SWEEP PART II… The Giants haven’t swept a team in a four game series since brooming Colorado in a four- game set at AT&T Park, Sept. 17-20, 2012…the last time they did it on the road was also against Colorado, Sept. 15-18, 2011.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-39 (.410) in his last nine games and 25-for-74 (.338) in his last 20 contests.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78) is looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 27-June 1…he’s gone 1-4 with a 5.11 ERA in his past six starts, but is coming off a 5-3 win at Miami in his last outing on Saturday, during which he allowed one run in 7.1 innings… in his last two starts here at Citizens Bank Park, he’s 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA (1er, 14.1ip)…LHP Cole Hamels (4-5, 2.83) has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 10 starts…he’s 5-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 13 starts (including the postseason) against the Giants.

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PENCE AT THE PLATE… OF Hunter Pence broke a scoreless tie with a 9th inning hit to help the Giants beat the Phillies 3-1 last night..the last time a Giants player got a hit to break a scoreless tie in the 9th inning or later in Philadelphia was 25 years ago-May 15, 1989, when Will Clark hit a go-ahead home run against Steve Bedrosian in the 12th inning…however, the Giants lost that game on a three-run inside-the-park home run by Bob Dernier in the bottom half of that inning (ESPN Stats & Info).

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ON DECK… Following today’s game the Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Dodgers (this weekend) and Pirates (Monday-Wednesday)…the Giants are 28-25 (.528) at home, however have won just six of their last 22 home contests.

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants have the second-highest winning percentage of any National League team in day games at 24-15 (.615), and the fourth-highest in the Majors behind the A’s (25-13, .658), Yankees (20-12, .625) and Mets (21-13, .618).

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BRANDON BELT… Is eligible to be reinstated from the 7-day Concussion DL on July 27.

Exclusive Club

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Quick Hits for July 23, 2014

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