Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Despite coming up short in the finale, the San Francisco Giants proved plenty potent on their just-completed road trip. That was hardly the case during their last homestand. The Giants - losers of seven of eight in San Francisco - return home Friday night to open a three-game set against the Colorado Rockies, who try to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat in this series after getting swept last weekend. Having batted .321 and averaged 8.1 runs while taking five of seven on its trip, San Francisco (61-51) is hoping to see some of that success carry over at home. Before leaving town, the Giants dropped seven of eight on their own field while getting outscored 45-19 and batting .204. "This was an important road trip," manager Bruce Bochy told the Giants' official website. "We bounced back after really struggling there at home. The guys showed a lot of character on this trip." One day after cruising to a 15-0 win at St. Louis, though, San Francisco fell 3-1 in Thursday's series final...
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