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SF Giants look to increase winning streak against sliding Guardians

Sep 11, 2023, 9:53 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 10: San Francisco Giants celebrate a win against the Colorado...

(Photo by Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/Getty Images)

All games have a heightened sense of meaning at this point in the Major League Baseball season.

For teams fighting for their postseason lives like the San Francisco Giants, the final three weeks of the regular season hold no shortage of essential matchups.

In fact, you can argue that each game going forward–until the Giants clinch a postseason spot or are eliminated from contention–is more significant than the last as San Francisco (73-70) chips away at a 1.5-game deficit in the National League Wild Card standings.

After losing six straight games and seven of their past eight, the Giants picked up a much-needed three-game sweep against the visiting Colorado Rockies over the weekend at Oracle Park.

Now that San Francisco has rediscovered its winning ways, they will face a Cleveland Guardians team that six of their past eight contests.

Although Cleveland (68-76) is all but out of the postseason picture, this team still has players that can throw a wrench into the Giants’ recent win streak.

All-Star infielder Jose Ramirez is batting .385 over his past five games, while first baseman Josh Naylor is batting .333 over the past 13 games.

Here is this week’s pitching matchups between San Francisco and Cleveland as the Giants look to continue their push for October baseball:

SF Giants vs. Guardians Probable Starting Pitchers

Subject to change

Monday, September 11th – Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.74 ERA) vs. Gavin Williams (2-5, 3.34 ERA) –  6:45 PM PST

Tuesday, September 12th – Sean Manaea (5-5, 5.00 ERA) vs. Cal Quantrill (2-6, 5.70 ERA) – 6:45 PM PST

Wednesday, September 13th – Kyle Harrison (1-1, 4.87 ERA) vs. Logan Allen (7-7, 3.68 ERA) – 12:45 PM PST

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Monday, September 11th-Wednesday, September 13th – vs. Cleveland Guardians
  • Thursday, September 14th-Sunday, September 17th – @ Colorado Rockies
  • Tuesday, September 19th-Wednesday, September 20th – @ Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Thursday, September 21st-Sunday, September 24th – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Monday, September 25th-Wednesday, September 27th – vs. San Diego Padres

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