SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have sold out 226 consecutive games at AT& T Park. Very rarely these days are they giving those big crowds much to celebrate.
The Giants put both feet down on the brakes after jumping out to an early lead Sunday, losing 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles to clinch yet another losing homestand. The Giants have not had a winning set at home since taking four of six from the Nationals and Rockies in late May.
How long ago was that? The third win of that homestand came on a walk-off, inside-the-park homer by Angel Pagan, who since has had surgery and completed the majority of a lengthy rehab schedule.
After going 48-33 at home last season, the Giants are just 31-31 on the shores of McCovey Cove this year. They have lost 19 of their last 27 home games and taken just one home series in the last eight tries.
"We've always played well here," starting pitcher Matt Cain said. "We've just kind of hit a funky patch. We need to get over it."