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327 Consecutive Regular Season Sellouts

The Giants have sold out their last 327 regular season home games, extending the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League. SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors. Thank you to our fans for your loyalty and passion!

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Quick Hits for September 25, 2014

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.360) and C Buster Posey (.338) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position…Pence’s .360 average is the highest by a Giants player in a single season since Barry Bonds in 2006 (.423) (min. 100 PA).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 18-for-58 (.310) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 15 starts.

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GIANTS CLINCH WILD CARD SPOT… The Giants have clinched a wild-card berth after the Brewers lost 5-3 to the Reds earlier this afternoon in Cincinnati…SF has made the postseason for the third time in the past five seasons, having won the World Series in each of their prior two trips…the Giants have won their last seven postseason games and have won 21 of their past 29, dating back to 2010.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just 11 errors on the year and his .971 fielding pct. is the fourth-highest among NL third baseman….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong has pitched well against the Padres here, posting a 2.88 ERA (8er, 25.0ip) in six appearances…is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three career starts vs. San Diego at AT&T Park.

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GIANTS-PIRATES OR GIANTS-CARDINALS… The Giants will play either the Pirates or Cardinals in the one-game wild-card round on Wednesday (site still TBD), with these last four games deciding home field advantage… SF trails the Pirates by 1.0 game for first wild-card position… however, the Pirates hold the tie-breaker for home field advantage should both teams end in a tie…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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HOME COOKING… The Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7) and Padres (.750, 21-7) have been better at home since that date among NL teams.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (5-5, 3.63) has gone 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA (13er, 38.0ip) in six starts at AT&T Park this season, compared to an 0-2 record and an 8.03 ERA (22er, 24.2ip) in five starts on the road…Petit is 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA in five starts against SD…RHP Andrew Cashner (5-7, 2.21) has won each of his last three starts, fashioning a 1.50 ERA (4er, 24.0ip)…he’s 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA in four starts against the Giants.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Has already established career-highs in wins (5), innings pitched (111.2) and strikeouts (125).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Ranks seventh in the Majors in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (10.07) among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings pitched this season…also, ranks eighth in the Majors with a 5.95 K/BB ratio.

Quick Hits for September 24, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .421 (16×38) with four 2Bs, HR and seven RBI in his last 11 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 22 appearances (0.98 ERA, 18.1ip), recording 23 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.169 opponents avg. against).

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GOING HOME… The Giants host the Padres for a four-game series starting tomorrow night that will conclude the regular season…the Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7), Orioles (.742, 23-8) and Padres (.741, 20-7) have been better at home since that date.

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WILD RACE TO FINISH… The Giants trail the Pirates by 1.0 game for home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round, and hold a +5.0 game edge over the Brewers for the second slot…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should the Giants and Cardinals end up in the wild card game next Wednesday.

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .347 (61×176) since Aug. 4, which is the fourth-highest in the NL since that date.

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WHEN SCORING FOUR OR MORE… The Giants have won 37 of their last 40 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…SF is 71-13 (.845) overall in such games.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52) looks to regroup after two rough outings where he’s combined to allow 11 runs (10er) on 15 hits in just 5.1 innings…Hudson is 6-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 16 starts against the Dodgers, however has lost his last three decisions, going 0-3 with a 5.85 ERA in his past four starts…LHP Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80) has gone 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in three starts against SF this season…the Giants have defeated Kershaw three times in 13 starts here at Dodger Stadium.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .417 (50×120) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 30 games.

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TIM HUDSON… Needs one more win for his 14th season in the big leagues with double-digit victories….is attempting to tie Mark Buehrle for the most seasons in a career with 10+ wins among active pitchers…Hudson has 13 such seasons while Buehrle has 14.

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TIM HUDSON… Hudson won at least 11 games in each of his six seasons with the A’s…the only pitchers to post double-digit wins in a season for both Bay Area teams are Vida Blue and Barry Zito, who each did it six times with Oakland and four for San Francisco.

Quick Hts for September 23, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has now been absent from the lineup in six of the Giants’ seven games this road trip with back sti” ness, an ailment that he su” ered earlier in year when he missed 44 games (June-Aug.).

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TIMLINCECUM… Has made 12 relief appearances in his career (six in the postseason), going 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA (9er, 26.0ip) and a .204 opponents avg. against (19-for-93).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Delivered a go-ahead, pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning last night.

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ON THE MOUND TONIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91) will be seeking his sixth consecutive winning decision and will attempt to win his fourth consecutive road start against the Dodgers… Bumgarner is 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA (13er, 61.2ip) in nine career starts here at Dodger Sta- dium (he’s 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in two starts this season)…RHP Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76) looks to improve to 5-0 against the Giants this season as he’s fashioned a 1.38 ERA while winning each of his four starts against SF.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Jered Weaver for the third-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw, Wainwright with 20 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final two starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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WILD CARD – THREE TEAM RACE… The Giants and Pirates enter play today tied for the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +5.0 games ahead of the Brewers…although the Pirates have the tiebreaker for home-field advantage in a potential wild-card game between the clubs…SF’s magic number to clinch a postseason berth stands at two games (combination of SF wins and Milwaukee losses).

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MATT DUFFY… Has started nine games for the Giants (four at 2B and five at SS).

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POSEY HITTING OVER .350 ON THE ROAD… C Buster Posey leads the Majors with a .351 (93-for-265) batting average on the road this season…there have been just four Giants in SF-era history (since 1958) to hit over .350 on the road: Barry Bonds (.386 in 2002 and .359 in 1993), Melky Cabrera (.367 in 2012), Willie Mays (.367 in 1958) and Orlando Cepeda (.351 in 1963).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… urrently has a ” ve-game winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA (9er, 41.0ip), along with 47 strikeouts and just six walks.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson, who was named to his fourth career All-Star team this season, is slated to make his 31st and final regular season start of the year.

Quick Hits for September 22, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .355 batting average (91-for-256) on the road.

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JOE PANIK… Has started 60/82 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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WHAT’S LEFT?… The Giants have just seven games remaining (3 at LA, 4 vs. SD), while the Pirates begin a seven-game road trip tonight with four games at Atlanta and three at Cincinnati…the Brewers are wrapping up a nine-game road trip with a three-game set at Cincinnati starting tonight, then end the season with a three-game series vs. Chicago-NL.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just three runs in his last 31 appearances (20.0ip, 1.35 ERA).

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ON THE MOUND TONIGHT… RHP Jake Peavy (6-4, 2.16) will try to end the Giants’ three-game skid by winning a career-high fifth consecutive start tonight…Peavy has been the best pitcher in the Majors over the last month and a half (beginning Aug. 13), going 6-1 with a 1.13 ERA (6er, 48.0ip) in his past seven starts…Peavy has gone 7-1 with a 2.85 ERA (26er, 82.0ip) in 13 career starts here at Dodger Stadium.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Returned to action Friday night at SD, going 0-for-2 with a walk and SB…however, had to come out in the 6th inning after feeling tightness in his back.

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JAKE PEAVY… Has gone 6-1 with a 1.13 ERA (6er, 48.0ip) with 39 strikeouts in his last seven starts.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF has posted a record of 62-17 (.785) when scoring the game’s first run…they are 22-54 (.289) when their opponent scores ! rst.

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POSEY HITTING OVER .350 ON THE ROAD… C Buster Posey leads the Majors with a .354 (92-for-260) batting average on the road this season…he’s hit .444 (28-for-63) with ! ve home runs and 13 RBI in his past 16 road games… there have been just four Giants in SF-era history (since 1958) to hit over .350 on the road: Barry Bonds (.386 in 2002 and .359 in 1993), Melky Cabrera (.367 in 2012), Willie Mays (.367 in 1958) and Orlando Cepeda (.351 in 1963).

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HUNTER PENCE…Is tied for NL lead in hits (179), is second in runs (105) and total bases (288), tied for second in triples (10) and fourth in multi-hit games (50).

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