Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

San Francisco won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, April 25
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San Francisco5
Game 2: Saturday, April 26
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San Francisco5
Game 3: Sunday, April 27
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Indians 1

(11-14, 4-8 away)

Giants 4

(15-10, 8-4 home)

    4:05 PM ET, April 27, 2014

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    CLE 000000010 1 3 0
    SF 000100003 4 8 0

    W: S. Romo (2-0)

    L: C. Allen (2-1)

    Indians-Giants Preview

    San Francisco Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong endured the second-shortest start of his career his last time out.

    The Cleveland Indians insist they are sticking with Danny Salazar through his early-season woes.

    Both these beleaguered starters have ERAs over seven, and plenty of offense could be the result Sunday as the Giants seek a three-game home sweep.

    Vogelsong (0-1, 7.71 ERA) allowed five runs over 1 1/3 innings Monday in an 8-2 loss at Colorado, surrendering three homers to the 13 batters he faced.

    "I'm definitely not happy about it," Vogelsong said. "It's embarrassing really."

    The right-hander's only shorter start came when he failed to retire all seven Cincinnati batters he faced in a 2004 loss for Pittsburgh.

    Vogelsong is 1/3 with a 6.61 ERA over his last 10 starts. Left-handed hitters are batting .389 against him this year for one of baseball's highest marks.

    Salazar (0-3, 7.85), meanwhile, is also enduring some major struggles. He has failed to last past the fifth inning in losing three straight outings, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 in Tuesday's 8-2 defeat to Kansas City.

    The Indians (11-13) had high hopes for the right-hander, who posted a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts a year ago and also took the ball in their wild-card loss to Tampa Bay.

    "It's a short sample size," manager Terry Francona told the Indians' official website. "We can't forget last year when he was pitching, he was on a pretty strict limit for health reasons. So now he's starting to get stretched out a little bit. It's been a while since he's done that. He's never done it at the major-league level, so sometimes you have to be patient."

    San Francisco (14-10) is no doubt hoping that struggling Buster Posey can take advantage of the inexperienced Salazar. Posey homered in Saturday's 5-3 victory, although he remains in a 4-for-39 slide.

    "I was happy for Buster," manager Bruce Bochy said. "You go through these tough streaks and it's not easy."

    The Giants have been getting production from Michael Morse, who is 4 for 9 with three homers in his last three games. Hunter Pence is 10 for 20 in his last five games, going 3 for 8 with four RBIs in this series.

    The Indians blew a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning Saturday, as the Giants scored four times in that frame highlighted by Pence's two-run single.

    "That one inning, it just got contagious," Bochy said.

    Cleveland leadoff hitter Michael Bourn is 10 for 27 during a six-game hitting streak, including 3 for 9 with three runs scored in this series. No. 2 hitter Nick Swisher is 4 for 9 in the series with two doubles and No. 3 hitter Jason Kipnis is 3 for 9 with two RBIs.

    It's the next three batters that have let down Cleveland, going 19 hitless at-bats. Francona may want to shuffle things after using Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera in those slots in the first two games.

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    Gameday Matchup

     ClevelandSan Francisco
    W-L67-6369-62
    Night41-4138-42
    Grass64-6069-62
    Current StreakW3W1
    Last 107-36-4

    Pitching Matchup

    ClevelandSan Francisco
    D. Salazar
    4-6, 4.52 ERA

    Last Game:
    8/23 vs HOU
    6.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = ND
    R. Vogelsong
    7-9, 3.78 ERA

    Last Game:
    8/24 at WSH
    5.1 IP, 3 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.ClevelandSan Francisco
    1. M. Bourn, CF A. Pagan, CF
    2. N. Swisher, 1B H. Pence, RF
    3. J. Kipnis, 2B B. Belt, 1B
    4. C. Santana, 3B B. Posey, C
    5. M. Brantley, LF M. Morse, LF
    6. A. Cabrera, SS P. Sandoval, 3B
    7. Y. Gomes, C B. Crawford, SS
    8. D. Murphy, RF B. Hicks, 2B
    9. D. Salazar, P R. Vogelsong, P

    Research Notes

    David Murphy is hitting .714 (5-for-7) in at-bats ending with a changeup this season, tied for second in MLB. Ryan Vogelsong has thrown 19 percent changeups this season, allowing seven hits in 10 at-bats.

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