The San Francisco Giants are in danger of watching the Los Angeles Dodgers run away with the National League West crown after getting swept this weekend in Kansas City by the streaking Royals. The Giants lost their fourth straight game Sunday 7-4 and finished the 10-game road trip with a 4-6 record.
Tim Lincecum allowed seven hits and six runs in 3.1 innings to drop his record to 9-8 on the year. The Giants are 15-10 in his starts this season and team is 31-33 this year versus clubs with a winning record. The Royals stole five bases on the day, the most by a Giants opponent since the New York Mets stole seven bases on May 14, 2009.
The Giants are 4.5 games behind the Dodgers and 0.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second Wild Card spot. The Giants are entering a stretch where they will play 12 of their next 18 games at home and the team needs to start being dominate at AT&T Park if they want to catch the Dodgers.
The team has lost 21 of their last 28 home games and will have a chance to get back on track Tuesday night when the Chicago White Sox come to town for a quick two-game series. The team is 29-30 at home, compared to a 33-26 record on the road. The Giants will have Monday and Thursday off during this upcoming five-game homestand.
The Philadelphia Phillies come to town for a weekend series on Friday night. Prior to Sunday's game, the club recalled Adam Duvall from Triple-A Fresno and optioned Juan Perez back to Fresno.
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