Giants vs. St. Louis stat pack

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Giants vs. St. Louis stat pack

Giants Offense
3 Games in Colorado
.360 Average
35 Runs
5 Home Runs
10 Doubles
2 Triples
17 Walks
62 Baserunners
29 Runs in previous 10-Game Homestand

Only National League Teams at or above .500 on Road
Nationals 33-21 .611
Braves 30-20 .600
Reds 30-22 .577
Giants 27-26 .509
Dodgers 27-27 .500

Since 2007, the Giants have had more success vs the Cardinals than any other N.L. team:

Giants Highest Win Pct vs N.L. Team since 2007
vs Cardinals .618 21-13
vs Nationals .583 21-15
vs Astros .571 24-18
vs Marlins .550 22-18
vs D-Backs .545 54-45

Both Melky Cabrera (.353) and Buster Posey (.327) are hitting above .325. No San Francisco team has had two .325 hitters in the same season. The last Giants team with two players hitting .325 or higher: 1954 World Champion New York Giants (Willie Mays - .345 & Don Mueller - .342)

N.L. Batting Leaders
Andrew McCutchen PIT .368
Melky Cabrera SF .352
Joey Votto CIN .342
Carlos Ruiz PHI .335
Carlos Gonzalez COL .327
Buster Posey SF .327

N.L. Leading Hitters since All-Star Break
Buster Posey SF .456
Andrew McCutchen PIT .390
David Freese STL .388
Ryan Zimmerman WSH .385
Jose Reyes MIA .371

Hunter Pence
Career vs St. Louis
Games 77
AVG .316
HR 11
RBI 45
OPS .852
Tied most vs any team

Matt Cain
Opp Avg with RISP
2009 .161
2010 .229
2011 .190
2012 .174
4th Lowest in N.L.

St. Louis Cardinals
Last 16 Games
Record 12-4
AVG .301
RGM 6.1
HR 18
ERA 3.04
SavesOpps 44
97 Runs scored since July 20 - Most in Majors

Highest Run support in N.L.
Lance Lynn STL 6.94
Wade Miley AZ 6.11
Tim Hudson ATL 6.06
Jake Westbrook STL 5.82
R.A. Dickey NYM 5.63

Jake Westbrook
Career vs Giants
3 Starts
0-1 Record
4.67 ERA
.329 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
Cardinals: 0-3 in the 3 Starts

Lance Lynn
This Season
REC ERA
First 6 Starts 6-0 1.40
Next 10 Starts 4-4 5.09
Last 5 Starts 3-0 2.70

Most Home Runs This Season
with New Team
Josh Willingham MIN 28
Carlos Beltran STL 25
Albert Pujols LAA 24
Josh Reddick OAK 24
Jason Kubel AZ 23

Early offense, six strong from Cueto lift Giants past Braves in finale

Early offense, six strong from Cueto lift Giants past Braves in finale

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- The blisters on Johnny Cueto's middle and index fingers that limited his effectiveness in his last few starts haven't yet completely healed.

But the two-time All-Star is learning to pitch with them.

Cueto threw six strong innings and Brandon Crawford drove in three runs as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Sunday.

Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch as a Giant. He was 0-3 with a 4.33 ERA in his previous four starts.

"They're not bothering me like they were before," Cueto said through a translator. "I'm just getting used to it but I have to continue pitching until they get better."

The Giants won their third straight home series and posted their 11th victory in 18 games overall.

Crawford's two-run single highlighted a four-run second against R.A. Dickey (3-4) that made it 6-0.

Matt Kemp had three hits for Atlanta. But the Braves couldn't get much going against Cueto, who allowed one run on six hits and a walk. Cueto struck out eight, including five in a row at one point.

"He did what he needed to do to get us out," Kemp said. "We had chances to score runs and we didn't. I think in this series we really didn't do a good score of scoring runs."

Dickey allowed a season-high seven runs (six earned) on six hits and five walks in six innings.

"This can be a challenging place to throw because of the wind because it swirls so much," Dickey said.

Eduardo Nunez and Gorkys Hernandez each had two hits for the Giants. Joe Panik tripled to start the second-inning burst.

Cueto had two productive at-bats, bunting a runner to second in the second inning and driving in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third.

"It's always nice to have a lead and I thought Johnny was the sharpest he'd been this year," Giants catcher Buster Posey said. "Hopefully it's something he can build on. The changeup was working really well and his command of the fastball was really good."

Posey was 0 for 2 with two walks. He hasn't struck out in 55 consecutive plate appearances.

FUN FACTOR:
The Giants scored the game's first run when Nunez came around from third when a knuckleball glanced off catcher Kurt Suzuki glove in the bottom of the first. The play was ruled a passed ball. Asked if he had any empathy for the plight of his counterpart, Posey said "Yes, no question. It's not fun to hit, it doesn't look fun to catch, either."

FANCY FIELDING:
Hernandez made a diving catch in the gap in left-center robbing Emilio Bonifacio of an extra-base hit with one out in the seventh inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM:
Braves: 2B Brandon Phillips left in the fifth for pinch-hitter Jace Peterson. Phillips fouled a ball off his foot in his last at-bat in the third.

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner will start his throwing program on Friday, manager Bruce Bochy said. Bumgarner will start out playing catch and make five rehab starts. The 2014 World Series MVP suffered a separated left shoulder in a dirt biking accident. "The progress is happening," Bochy said. "I think he sees light at the end of the tunnel." ... Slumping rookie INF Christian Arroyo was out of the lineup on Sunday and his playing status appears uncertain. Arroyo, who turns 22 on Tuesday, is 0 for 19 in his last five games. "I'll talk to him, about what his situation is," Bochy said. "I'm definitely planning on giving him a couple of days" off.

UP NEXT:
Braves: RHP Julio Teheran will make his first career start against the Angels in Anaheim on Monday. He is 3-9 with a 5.63 ERA in 15 career interleague starts.

Giants: LHP Matt Moore will face the Nationals for the second time in his career. He was with Tampa Bay when he gave up two runs in five innings against Washington in 2012.

Giants lineup: Posey catching, Nunez at third base against Braves

Giants lineup: Posey catching, Nunez at third base against Braves

The Giants look to win two straight against the Braves and Bruce Bochy has made a few changes to the lineup Sunday.

Atlanta Braves (21-26)

1. Ender Inciarte (L) CF
2. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
3. Nick Markakis (L) RF
4. Matt Kemp (R) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
7. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
8. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
9. R.A. Dickey (R) P

San Francisco Giants (21-30)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Justin Ruggiano (R) RF
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P