The Giants have taken 10 straight series against the Pirates since May 1999.
Barry Zito of the Athletics has gone seven starts without a victory and has only one win in his past 12 starts.
Line of the day
Mike Hampton, Braves P
IP H R BB SO
9 5 1 1 4
He said it
"It's the Yankee way, something about the Yankees. Enough said." Aaron Boone, Yankees third baseman, on his new team
Kevin Appier makes his first start since rejoining the Royals as he faces the Devil Rays tonight.
Today @ RED SOX (2) 1:05/7:05 p.m. No TV/Chs. 54, 66
Sat. @ RED SOX 7:05 p.m. Chs. 54, 66
Sun. @ RED SOX 2:05 p.m. Chs. 13, 66
Mon. @ DEVIL RAYS 7:15 p.m. CSN
Tue. @ DEVIL RAYS 7:15 p.m. CSN
Wed. @ DEVIL RAYS 2:15 p.m. No TV
Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM)