Matchup: Alexi Ogando vs. Tim Lincecum
Ogando (1-0, 2.27): The 28-year-old will make his first start of the season in place of Derek Holland, who landed on the disabled-list Thursday. … Ogando's last start was Sept. 24, 2011 vs. Seattle. … Holds a 0.57 ERA on the road this season in 15 2/3 innings of work. … He recorded a season-high four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings in relief in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Oakland. … Has never faced the Giants in the regular season but threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in his two World Series appearances in 2010.
Lincecum (2-6, 5.83): The 27-year-old is not having the kind of season he’s accustomed to. … The 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star has not won a game since April 28. … Has recorded only two quality starts this year. … Giants are 2-10 in his 12 starts this season. … Opponents are hitting just .215 off him at home this year compared to .303 on the road. … Gave up five earned runs off 11 hits in 13 2/3 innings pitched in his two wins in the 2010 World Series.
Hitters: Current Rangers are 7-for-24 in the regular season against Lincecum. … Yorvit Torrealba is hitting .292 in 17 at-bats. … Current Giants are 4-for-11 off Ogando. … Left fielder Melky Cabrera is 4-for-9 with a double.
Tue. vs. Ariz.: RHP Colby Lewis (4-5, 3.38) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (5-5, 3.93), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Wed. vs. Ariz.: LHP Matt Harrison (8-3, 3.87) vs. LHP Wade Miley (7-2, 2.53), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Thu. vs. Ariz.: RHP Scott Feldman vs. RHP Daniel Hudson (2-1, 4.65), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/ FSSW
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