MLB Baseball

San Francisco Giants (49-31)

Mon. 6/27 Tue. 6/28 Wed. 6/29 Thu. 6/30 Fri. 7/1
vs. Oak 
L 3-8
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vs. Oak 
L 11-13
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@ Oak 
L 1-7
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@ Oak 
7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 PM CT
@ Ari 
6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET21:40 ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST9:10 PM VEN5:40 UAE (+1)8:40 PM CT

Giants-A's preview

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In an effort to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of their Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants will buck 40 years of baseball tradition.

Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Thursday against the Oakland A's at the Oakland Coliseum, and he will bat in place of a designated hitter.

Bumgarner will become the first starting pitcher to bat intentionally in place of a designated hitter since Ken Brett did so twice for the Chicago White Sox in 1976. Since the DH rule was adopted by the AL in 1973, the only other pitchers knowingly penciled into the batting order in games at AL parks were the Rangers' Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 and the Athletics' Ken Holtzman in 1975, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

AVG: B. Belt.299
HR: B. Belt10
RBI: B. Crawford50
SB: M. Duffy8
W: J. Cueto11
ERA: M. Bumgarner1.99
Saves: S. Casilla17
K: M. Bumgarner122
NL West
San Francisco 4931.613-
LA Dodgers 4337.5386
Colorado 3741.47411
Arizona 3645.44413.5
San Diego 3346.41815.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .264 (10)
Runs: 371 (11)
Hits: 722 (9)
Home Runs: 64 (29)
Stolen Bases: 44 (13)
OBP: .335 (5)
SLG: .402 (21)
Total Bases: 1100 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.59 (6)
Runs Allowed: 318 (6)
Saves: 22 (13)
Strikeouts: 610 (19)
OpBA: .247 (6)
OBP: .305 (6)
SLG: .397 (8)
Run Support: 4.62 (12)
Date Player Transactions
6/29 C. Heston Called Up from Minors
6/29 C. Heston Placed on 60-Day DL (Oblique strain)
6/29 J. Panik Placed on 7-Day DL (Concussion)
6/29 R. Tejada Purchased From Minors
6/24 M. Reynolds Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Date Player Status
6/20 M. Duffy Strained left Achilles (on 15-day DL)
6/14 M. Cain Aggravated right hamstring strain (on 15-day DL)
6/9 K. Tomlinson Sprained left thumb (on 15-day DL)
6/2 H. Pence Strained right hamstring (on 15-day DL)
5/28 M. Cain off 15-day DL
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