4yBruce Bochy spoke by phone with NL All-Star skipper Tony La Russa about how comfortable Melky Cabrera would be in center field during the All-Star game.
4yDespite a 6.08 ERA that ranks 102nd out of 104 major league pitchers who qualify for the ERA title, the Giants will have Tim Lincecum start the second game out of the All-Star break.
4yGregor Blanco is back in the starting lineup, batting first and playing in right field, as the Giants take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
4yJavier Lopez smiled through gritted teeth and punched his glove, the way someone might when hitting black after collecting a dozen times on red. After Pedro Alvarez's towering blast, his streak was over.
4yIt's a popular sentiment, that Sergio Romo should be the Giants closer, but not one shared by the man himself. Romo has other goals.
4yMelky Cabrera punctuated the Giants' five-run fourth inning with a home run as San Francisco turned things around with just its second win in the last seven games, a 6-5 triumph over the Pirates.
4yThe Giants' final series before the All-Star break is their fourth consecutive against an NL division-leading club. Barry Zito attempts to snap the Giants' three-game losing streak. Watch on CSN Bay Area and follow along online!
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