August 12, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence (8) stands in the on deck circle against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Rockies 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
The San Francisco Giants are hanging on by a thread atop the NL West, while the Washington Nationals are sitting pretty in the NL East at the moment. But both first-place squads clash at AT&T Park for a three game set to start the week.
With just a one game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco needs to keep winning series if they want to stay ahead. This is Washington's first trip to the Bay this year, though wre swept by the Nats in D.C. earlier this year. Hopefully they can return the favor this time around.
Gio Gonzalez (14-6, 3.32) takes on Ryan Vogelsong (10-5, 2.27) in game one. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.