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Giants Vs. Cardinals, Series Preview: Carlos Beltran, Defending Champs Return To AT&T Park

The 2010 & 2011 World Series Champs get it on in a two-game set at AT&T Park as the Cardinals visit the Giants. For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles.

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The last two World Series Champions are set to clash at AT&T Park this week as the St. Louis Cardinals return to AT&T Park, along with former San Francisco Giants outfielder Carlos Beltran.

Beltran turned down offers from the Giants during the offseason to head over to the defending champs, where he's has simply been tearing it up this season. He currently owns a 295/.407/.648 slash line along with 13 home runs and 32 RBI, first and second in each category respectively this season in the NL.

The Giants came from behind to earn the win on Monday, but had the same done to them on Tuesday by Colorado to split their two-game set. San Francisco continues to struggle in the field, committing their league-leading 39th and 40th errors of the season last night as well. They'll also be even more short-handed after Joaquin Arias took a ptich off his wrist, though X-Ray's were negate.

Madison Bumgarner (5-2, 2.80) takes the bump on Wednesday, taking on fellow lefty Jaime Garcia (2-2, 4.09). Bumgarner's win streak was cut down his last time out, taking the loss against the Diamondbacks his last time out, the only team to beat him this season. Garcia gave up five runs off nine hits and two walks in 5.2 innings of work against the Braves on Friday, but got a no decision.

First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

Thursday's finale while have Matt Cain (2-2, 2.28) taking on Adam Wainwright (2-4, 6.16). Cain got the win after six innings of one run ball against the D-backs his last time out, while Wainwright lasted just 4.1 innings in his last start, allowing five runs on nine hits for his fourth loss of the season.

First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the Cardinals side of things, check out Viva El Birdos.

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