The San Francisco Giants have suffered through a season of disappointment, but they still have a chance for a respectable achievement - a winning home record. San Francisco attempts to inch closer to that goal when it hosts the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday for the third contest of their four-game series.

The Giants own a 29-32 record at AT&T Park after registering their fourth straight home win on Friday, a 10-2 rout in the opener of the set with Philadelphia. Former Phillie Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to six games, Brandon Crawford also went deep and Jarrett Parker improved to 6-for-16 on his four-game run with a hit and an RBI. Philadelphia managed only four hits - two by Jorge Alfaro - as it suffered its sixth consecutive setback overall and fifth during its seven-game road trip. The Phillies will have to wrap up the trek without Odubel Herrera, who is riding a 17-game hitting streak but was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

TV: 9:05 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, NBCSN Bay Area (San Francisco)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.33 ERA) vs. Giants LH Ty Blach (8-8, 4.37)

Eickhoff looks to extend his unbeaten streak to 10 starts after settling for a no-decision at San Diego on Monday, when he allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits in five innings. However, the 27-year-old native of Indiana has recorded only three victories since losing in Atlanta on June 7. Eickhoff dropped his first career start against San Francisco on June 2 after surrendering five runs on six hits and five walks over only 2 2/3 frames.

Blach is coming off a loss at Miami on Monday in which he was battered for six runs on nine hits and three walks over six innings. The setback ended a string of three straight strong outings by the 26-year-old from Denver, who gave up a total of six runs over 22 frames while going 2-1 in that span. The contest in Philadelphia on June 2 also was Blach's first career turn against the Phillies, which resulted in a win as he scattered seven hits and struck out four in his first major-league shutout.


1. Friday's win was the Giants' 50th of the year, leaving the Phillies (43) as the only National League team yet to reach the plateau.

2. Philadelphia RHP Pedro Beato, who retired both batters he faced against Atlanta on July 29 in his only appearance of the season, was sent outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

3. San Francisco RHP Mark Melancon may need offseason surgery to repair his strained right forearm.

PREDICTION: Giants 4, Phillies 2