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Quick Hits for September 26, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) hasn’t received any run support in his last three starts and has received the sixth-lowest run support average at home this season, with the Giants’ offense giving him 2.85 runs per game…Vogelsong has gone 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three starts against the Padres at AT&T Park.

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.357) and C Buster Posey (.344) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years yesterday, but are still fighting for the opportunity to open the playoffs here at AT&T Park…the Giants are seeking home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round against either the Pirates or Cardinals.

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GIANTS-PIRATES? OR GIANTS-CARDINALS?… The Giants, who won the World Series in each of their last two postseason trips, trail the Pirates by one game with the Pirates holding the tiebreaker in the race to host the wild-card playoff on Wednesday…Pittsburgh is just 1.0 game behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-! eld advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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THE GIANTS – POSTSEASON… San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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LET’S WIN TWO… San Francisco will try to win consecutive games for only the second time in two weeks tonight.

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A LOT OF RUNS AT HOME… The Giants are averaging 6.0 runs per game in their past 13 home contests (11-2 record), while hitting .382 (52-for-136) with runners in scoring position.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in his last nine appearances, tossing 5.2 frames.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is tied for second on the team with 64 relief appearances, including 55 scoreless efforts.

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 324 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.

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).

9/11 Remembrance

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

Quick Hits for August 22, 2014

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ADAM DUVLL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco currently owns the fifth-highest winning percentage in the NL behind Washington (73-53, .579), Milwaukee (71-56, .559), Los Angeles (72-57, .558) and St. Louis (69-57, .548).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just one run in his last 20 appearances (14.2ip).

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JOE PANIK… His .397 average (23×58) so far this month ranks as the third-highest figure in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his season-high with four hits last night…reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 12 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs scored (85), is tied for second in hits (147) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (42).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 72 games) and owns the second- highest fielding pct. among third baseman in the Majors (.982) (Chris Johnson, 982).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has appeared in 19 games for the Giants, making three starts…is 3×10 as a starter.

Quick Hits for August 13, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-28 (.393) at the plate in his last eight games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a ! rst baseman (19 starts) compared to .258 clip (80×310) and .320 OBP as a catcher (82 starts) this season.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in his last seven games, going 10-for-32 during this stretch.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in four of his last five games, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with three RBI.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (140) and runs scored (80) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig and Hunter Pence for the second-most in the Majors (Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has tossed 11.1-scoreless innings over his last 16 relief outings.

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NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT… The Giants @ Tigers game on Sunday, Sept. 7 has been selected by ESPN Sunday Night Baseball…the game has been moved from a 10:08 a.m. PT start to 5:07 p.m. PT.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants’ bullpen has combined for the third-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.96 ! gure (15er, 69.0ip) in 21 games.

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WHAT’S LEFT… 43 games remain on the Giants’ regular season schedule (21 home, 22 road)…the Giants will play 28 of those 43 games against teams under .500 and 15 against teams above .500.

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