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Quick Hits for October 29, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Rookie second baseman made his Major League debut in mid-June and established himself as one of the top NL rookies, hitting .305 (82-for-269) with 10 2Bs, two 3Bs, HR and 18 RBI in 73 games.

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ELITE CLUB… One more win and Bruce Bochy would become just the 10th manager to lead its team to three-or-more World Series titles…he would join Casey Stengel (7), Joe McCarthy (7), Connie Mack (5), Joe Torre (4), Walter Alston (4), Tony La Russa (3), Sparky Anderson (3), John McGraw (3) and Miller Huggins (3)…all nine of these managers are in the Hall of Fame.

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CE AT THE PLATE… OF Hunter Pence has a hit in all six games of this World Series, extending his hitting streak in World Series play to nine games, the longest by any Giant in the WS since Alvin Dark in 1951 and 1954 (10 games)…during this nine-game streak, Pence has hit .424 (14×33).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Became the first reliever to win three games in one postseason in which he pitched at least 3.0 innings and did not permit any runs.

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GIANTS IN GAME SEVEN… The Giants are 1-5 all-time when playing Game 7 of a best-of-7 series (1-3 since moving to San Francisco)…the Giants won their most recent Game 7, defeating the Cardinals, 9-0, in the the 2012 NLCS at AT&T Park…SF last played in a World Series Game 7 in 2002, when they lost to the Angels.

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WINNER TAKE ALL… The Giants are 18-17 all-time in elimination postseason games…SF has won each of their last seven elimination games, six of which came in 2012 and one this season in the Wild Card game at Pittsburgh…the Giants are 0-4 all-time in winner-take-all World Series games, with three of the four losses by one run.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Became just the fourth different Giants shortstop (fifth occurrence) to record at least three RBI in a World Series contest in Game 5, joining Al Dark (three RBI in 1951 Game 1); Rich Aurilia (three RBI in 2002 Game 5); and Edgar Renteria (three RBI in 2010 Games 2 and 5).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Homered to lead off Game 2, marking the 19th leado! homer in World Series history…his leado! HR was the third leadoff homer in Giants postseason history and the first in the World Series.

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PABLO PERFORMS ON BIG STAGE… IF Pablo Sandoval has recorded a team-high 23 hits this postseason, just one shy of his franchise record for a single postseason (24 hits in 2012 postseason)…Sandoval is also just two hits shy of the highest single-season total ever in postseason play, shared by Darin Erstad (2002), David Freese (2011) and Marquis Grissom (1995).

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JEAN MACHI… His 3.0 innings of work last night matched his career-high (also: April 27, 2013 at SD).

WS – Game 6

Quick Hits for October 26, 2014

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 13 postseason multi-hit games, the most in Giants’ postseason history (SF-era).

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BRANDON BELT… His 11 walks are the second most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered three runs (two HRs) in 2.2 innings of work this postseason.

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MATT DUFFY… Recorded his first career postseason hit with a pinch-hit single last night.

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GREOGR BLANCO… His three runs scored last night are the most by a Giant in a postseason game since Pablo Sandoval in Game 1 of the 2012 WS.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .467 (7-for-15) with four runs scored, two 2Bs, a HR and five RBI this World Series.

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BUSTER POSEY… He now has six career World Series RBI, no other Giants catcher has more than two career World Series RBI.

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GAME FIVE… The Giants are 9-1 in their last 10 postseason Game Five’s, with their only loss coming in the 2010 NLCS vs. Philadelphia…the Giants are 15-9 all-time in Game Five…according to Elias, the winner of Game Five is 27-14 in best-of-seven World Series all-time.

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BOCHY NOW WITH 40 POSTSEASON WINS… Last night’s win was the 40th postseason victory of Bruce Bochy’s managerial career…he’s now the fifth manager to win 40 career postseason games, joining Joe Torre (84), Tony LaRussa (70), Bobby Cox (67) and Jim Leyland (44).

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WINS AT HOME… The Giants’ win last night was their 30th World Series victory at home all time…the Giants joined the Yankees (67), Cardinals (31) and Dodgers (30) as the only teams to win 30 home World Series games.

WS – Game 4

Quick Hits for October 24, 2014

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AT THE HELM… Bochy is in his seventh postseason stint as a big league manager, his third in eight seasons with SF…he’s 38-28 (.576) all-time in postseason play, including a 30-12 (.714) record with SF…he’s 9-6 all-time in the World Series…the Giants have never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s tenure…Bochy has won nine straight postseason rounds since 2010, the second-longest streak ever by a manager, trailing only Joe Torre’s 11 straight with the Yankees from 1998-2001.

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BUSTER POSEY… His 19 postseason RBI are the second-highest total in franchise history, trailing only Barry Bonds (21 career postseason RBI).

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PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK REACHES 25… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 25-straight postseason games (dating back to Game Four of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012), the longest streak in Giants franchise history and tied with Boog Powell (1966-71) for the third-longest in MLB postseason history…Miguel Cabrera (31, 2011-13) and Chase Utley (27, 2007-09) are the only two players in postseason history to have a longer streak of reaching base.

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HUDSON ON THE HILL… RHP Tim Hudson won 214 regular season games in his career…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he’ll be the sixth-winningest pitcher in MLB history before making his first World Series start…among pitchers who played their entire careers in the Live Ball Era (since 1920), only Jamie Moyer won more regular season games before starting his first World Series game.

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WINNING WAYS IN POSTSEASON… Despite a loss in Game Two, the Giants have still won 16 of their last 19 postseason games.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has not allowed a run in each of his last 17 postseason outings (8.0ip), tied for the sixth- longest streak in Major League postseason history in terms of games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 10-for-44 (.227) with a HR (grand slam in WC game at PIT) and five RBI in 12 postseason games in 2014…is just 4-for-his-last-22 (.182) at the plate.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit the fifth postseason, pinch-hit home run in Giants franchise history to tie the game in the 8th inning of Game 5 of the NLCS.

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JOE PANIK… Is on his first postseason roster, having gone 13-for-55 (.236) in his first 12 postseason games…however, is just 8-for-his-last-45 (.178) at the plate.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Homered to lead off Game 2, marking the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history…his leadoff HR was the third leadoff homer in Giants postseason history and the first in the World Series.

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