After going 5-2 on their road trip following the All-Star Break, the San Francisco Giants opened up a six-game homestand Friday night with huge weekend series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, losing 8-1 in the opener and seeing their lead in the National League West cut to a half game.
Tim Lincecum entered the game having thrown five consecutive quality starts, a 27 scoreless inning streak at home and holding a 1.25 ERA at home since June 1. Lincecum was roughed up by the Dodgers, allowing nine hits and six runs in 4.1 innings to drop his record to 9-7 on the year.
The Freak yielded a career-high three triples on the night and has now surrendered nine triples this season, the most in the Majors. The Giants are 25-22 versus the NL West this year, 10-12 at home against them and 7-4 against the Dodgers this season. After this weekend series, the Giants will play the Dodgers six more times in the month of September.
Hector Sanchez suffered a mild concussion during Friday's game after taking a vicious foul tip to the mask in the third inning and Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he will be out for a little while. Sanchez is batting .196 this year with 32 hits, three home runs and 28 RBI's in 66 games.
The Giants made some roster moves Friday by placing Ehire Adrianza (right hamstring strain) and Marco Scutaro (lower back strain) on the 15-Day DL. The team called up Dan Uggla and Tony Abreu. Uggla went 0-for-2 in his Giants debut Friday night. To clear up roster space for Uggla and Abreu, the team designated Jose De Paula and Nick Noonan for assignment.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting the Giants have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. Peavy was 1-9 this year with the Red Sox with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts. The 13-year veteran is no stranger to the NL West, having played with the San Diego Padres from 2002-2008.
He also spent time with the Chicago White Sox for five seasons (2009-2013) and won a ring last year with the Red Sox. The 2007 NL CY Young Award winner owns a career 92-68 record in the NL with a 3.29 ERA and holds a 14-2 lifetime record versus the Dodgers with a 2.21 ERA in 25 career games.
Peavy will make his Giants debut on Sunday Night Baseball against those Dodgers.
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