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Giants 2013 game schedule

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Giants 2013 game schedule

DATE OPPONENT Tue., April 2 at LAD Wed., April 3 at LAD Thur., April 4 at LAD Fri., April 5 STL Sat., April 6 STL Sun., April 7 STL Mon., April 8 COL Tue., April 9 COL Wed., April 10 COL Thur., April 11 at CHC Fri., April 12 at CHC Sat., April 13 at CHC Sun., April 14 at CHC Mon., April 15 -OFF- Tue., April 16 at MIL Wed., April 17 at MIL Thur., April 18 at MIL Fri., April 19 SD Sat., April 20 SD Sun., April 21 SD Mon., April 22 ARZ Tue., April 23 ARZ Wed., April 24 ARZ Thur., April 25 -OFF- Fri., April 26 at SD Sat., April 27 at SD Sun., April 28 at SD Mon., April 29 at ARZ Tue., April 30 at ARZ Wed., May 1 at ARZ Thur., May 2 -OFF- Fri., May 3 LAD Sat., May 4 LAD Sun., May 5 LAD Mon., May 6 PHI Tue., May 7 PHI Wed., May 8 PHI Thur., May 9 ATL Fri., May 10 ATL Sat., May 11 ATL Sun., May 12 ATL Mon., May 13 -OFF- Tue., May 14 at TOR Wed., May 15 at TOR Thur., May 16 at COL Fri., May 17 at COL Sat., May 18 at COL Sun., May 19 at COL Mon., May 20 WAS Tue., May 21 WAS Wed., May 22 WAS Thur., May 23 -OFF- Fri., May 24 COL Sat., May 25 COL Sun., May 26 COL Mon., May 27 OAK Tue., May 28 OAK Wed., May 29 at OAK Thur., May 30 at OAK Fri., May 31 at STL Sat., June 1 at STLSun., June 2 at STL
Mon., June 3 -OFF-
Tue., June 4 TOR
Wed., June 5 TOR
Thur., June 6 -OFF-
Fri., June 7 at ARZ
Sat., June 8 at ARZ
Sun., June 9 at ARZ
Mon., June 10 -OFF-
Tue., June 11 at PIT
Wed., June 12 at PIT
Thur., June 13 at PIT
Fri., June 14 at ATL
Sat., June 15 at ATL
Sun., June 16 at ATL
Mon., June 17 SD
Tue., June 18 SD
Wed., June 19 SD
Thur., June 20 MIA
Fri., June 21 MIA
Sat., June 22 MIA
Sun., June 23 MIA
Mon., June 24 at LAD
Tue., June 25 at LAD
Wed., June 26 at LAD
Thur., June 27 -OFF-
Fri., June 28 at COL
Sat., June 29 at COL
Sun., June 30 at COL
Mon., July 1 at CIN
Tue., July 2 at CIN
Wed., July 3 at CIN
Thur., July 4 at CIN
Fri., July 5 LAD
Sat., July 6 LAD
Sun., July 7 LAD
Mon., July 8 NYM
Tue., July 9 NYM
Wed., July 10 NYM
Thur., July 11 at SD
Fri., July 12 at SD
Sat., July 13 at SD
Sun., July 14 at SD
Mon., July 15 AS Break
Tue., July 16 AS Break
Wed., July 17 AS Break
Thur., July 18 AS Break
Fri., July 19 ARZ
Sat., July 20 ARZ
Sun., July 21 ARZ
Mon., July 22 CIN
Tue, July 23 CIN
Wed, July 24 CIN
Thur, July 25 -OFF-
Fri., July 26 CHC
Sat., July 27 CHC
Sun., July 28 CHC
Mon., July 29 -OFF-
Tue, July 30 at PHI
Wed., July 31 at PHI
Thur., August 1 at PHI
Fri., August 2 at TB
Sat., August 3 at TB
Sun., August 4 at TB
Mon., August 5 MIL
Tue., August 6 MIL
Wed August 7 MIL
Thur., August 8 MIL
Fri., August 9 BAL
Sat., August 10 BAL
Sun, August 11 BAL
Mon., August 12 -OFF-
Tue., August 13 at WAS
Wed., August 14 at WAS
Thur., August 15 at WAS
Fri., August 16 at MIA
Sat., August 17 at MIA
Sun., August 18 at MIA
Mon., August 19 BOS
Tue., August 20 BOS
Wed., August 21 BOS
Thur., August 22 PIT
Fri., August 23 PIT
Sat., August 24 PIT
Sun., August 25 PIT
Mon., August 26 at COL
Tue., August 27 at COL
Wed., August 28 at COL
Thur., August 29 -OFF-
Fri., August 30 at ARZ
Sat., August 31 at ARZ
Sun., Sept. 1 at ARZ
Mon., Sept. 2 at SD
Tue., Sept. 3 at SD
Wed., Sept. 4 at SD
Thur., Sept. 5 ARZ
Fri., Sept. 6 ARZ
Sat., Sept. 7 ARZ
Sun., Sept. 8 ARZ
Mon., Sept. 9 COL
Tue., Sept. 10 COL
Wed., Sept. 11 COL
Thur., Sept. 12 at LAD
Fri., Sept. 13 at LAD
Sat., Sept. 14 at LAD
Sun., Sept. 15 at LAD
Mon., Sept. 16 -OFF-
Tue., Sept. 17 at NYM
Wed., Sept. 18 at NYM
Thur., Sept. 19 at NYM
Fri., Sept. 20 at NYY
Sat., Sept. 21 at NYY
Sun., Sept. 22 at NYY
Mon., Sept. 23 -OFF-
Tue., Sept. 24 LAD
Wed., Sept. 25 LAD
Thur., Sept. 26 LAD
Fri., Sept. 27 SD
Sat., Sept. 28 SD
Sun., Sept. 29 SD

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

After batting fourth on Sunday in Los Angeles, Hunter Pence is back in the leadoff spot in the series opener against Arizona.

Additionally, Denard Span, Joe Panik and Jarrett Parker return after sitting against Clayton Kershaw.

San Francisco Giants:
1. Hunter Pence (R) RF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Denard Span (L) CF
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
7. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
8. Nick Hundley (R) C
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

Arizona Diamondbacks:
1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
2. Kristopher Negron (R) SS
3. Brandon Drury (R) 2B
4. Christian Walker (R) 1B
5. Rey Fuentes (L) CF
6. Adam Rosales (R) 3B
7. Jeremy Hazelbaker (L) RF
8. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
9. Zack Godley (R) P

Three teams chasing Giants in tight race for first overall pick

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Three teams chasing Giants in tight race for first overall pick

LOS ANGELES — The Giants have a pretty strong track record when picking in the top five of the MLB Draft. In 1985, they took Will Clark with the second overall selection, and Clark remains the highest-drafted player in franchise history. A year later, Matt Williams was taken third overall. Jason Grilli at No. 4 in 1997 is rather forgettable, but taking Buster Posey with the fifth pick in 2008 led to three titles. 

With a week of baseball remaining, the Giants are a lock to pick in the top four of next year’s draft. A few days ago, they looked like a pretty strong bet to pick first overall, but the standings — the bottom of them, at least — have tightened in recent days. Here’s a look at the contenders, so to speak … 

White Sox (63-92): No team went into tank mode this year quite like Chicago, with trades of just about every big piece on the roster. But a funny thing has happened … they’ve actually played decent baseball down the stretch. The White Sox are 11-12 in September after a blowout of the Royals on Sunday. They finish up with four against the Angels and three against the Indians, so they should get pretty close to 100 losses. 

Phillies (62-94): They have looked all along like the team to beat, but they hurt their top-pick chances by taking three of four from the Dodgers last week. They host the Nationals and Mets this week. 

Tigers (62-94): All of a sudden, they’re the biggest road block for the Giants. The Tigers have lost seven straight and they’re 4-20 in September. They finish up with three against the Royals and three against the Twins, and all six games are on the road. 

Giants (61-95): Can we stop for a moment and appreciate this. We’ve been talking about it for five months, but still, it’s pretty amazing that a $200 million team is headed into the final week with a very good shot at having the worst record in Major League Baseball. What an awful season this has been. Having said that, the Giants have not shown any signs of actually tanking, and manager Bruce Bochy said this weekend that he won’t shut any players down. So, it’s on to Phoenix, where the Giants have lost six of seven this season but the Diamondbacks might chill out a bit after clinching a postseason spot. They’ll face Zack Godley, Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke. The season ends with three at home against the Padres. The Giants have struggled against the Padres for the last year and a half, but they’ll have Matt Cain going in an emotional start and Madison Bumgarner will also get a game.