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News: Ruggiano opted out of his minor-league deal with the Giants and will become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Ruggiano struggled in his 63 plate appearances with the Giants this season (.217 average) and was subsequently designated for assignment in early June. The 35-year-old initially accepted his assignment to Triple-A but has ultimately decided to opt out of his deal. He'll look to pick up with another organization if possible.
News: Calixte was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Impact: The Giants wanted more bullpen depth for the remainder of their series with the Pirates, so Calixte will be replaced by Chris Stratton on the active roster. The utility man went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his most recent cup of coffee with San Francisco, and he figures to be on the shuttle for the rest of the season.
News: Stratton was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Impact: The right-hander impressed in his last two starts with the River Cats, so he'll return to the majors to replace utility man Orlando Calixte on the active roster. Stratton will likely fill a long-relief role while he's up in the majors, although he could make a spot start if Johnny Cueto (finger) is unable to make his next scheduled start.
News: George Kontos did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Kontos struck out one, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
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News: Josh Osich allowed four runs on five hits in 0.2 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Osich did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
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News: Albert Suarez allowed two hits without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Suarez struck out three, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.50 WHIP on the season.
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News: Kyle Crick allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Crick struck out two, ending the game with a 2.03 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
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News: Matt Cain fell to 3-9, allowing six runs - two earned - on six hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Monday. Cain struck out one, ending the game with a 5.45 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Cain has actually been decent at home, posting a 3.25 ERA, but he's been an outright disaster on the road with an 8.14 ERA.
News: Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 3 Monday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .249 batting average.
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News: Orlando Calixte went 0 for 1 Monday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .172 batting average.
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News: Eduardo Nunez went 2 for 5 Monday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .307 batting average.
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News: Denard Span went 0 for 2 Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. Span scored twice. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
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News: Conor Gillaspie went 0 for 1 Monday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .176 batting average.
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News: Joe Panik went 1 for 4 Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .265 batting average.
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News: Kelby Tomlinson went 0 for 1 Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
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News: Brandon Belt went 1 for 4 with a double Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. Belt scored once. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
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News: Brandon Crawford went 2 for 4 with an RBI Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .232 batting average.
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News: Buster Posey went 2 for 5 with two RBIs Monday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .321 batting average.
Impact: Posey came into July hitting .341, but he's batting just .238 this month.
News: Hunter Pence went 0 for 3 Monday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
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News: Posey went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Pirates.
Impact: The All-Star backstop was the lone bright spot in the Giants' lineup -- as he has been all season -- in a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. His 43 RBI are a little low due to the San Francisco's constant struggle to get men on base in front of him, but Posey's .321/.403/.490 slash line through 88 games is elite for his position.
News: Cain (3-9) allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk over four innings during Monday's loss to the Pirates. He recorded one strikeout.
Impact: The Pirates got to Cain early, posting a two-run first inning followed by a four-run second that was punctuated by a three-run blast off the bat of Andrew McCutchen. Cain retired the side in order over the next two frames but was given the hook after tossing 72 pitches through the first four innings. The 32-year-old did nothing to suggest he should remain in the starting rotation, but with Johnny Cueto still working through his finger blister, Cain could potentially be in line for a weekend start at Dodger Stadium.