Giants eager for fan support on home swing

Giants eager for fan support on home swing

SAN FRANCISCO -- Players aren't the only ones who have had to deal with long layoffs during the postseason. San Franciscans haven't hosted a baseball game since Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Oct. 8 against Atlanta.

That will all change Tuesday afternoon, when the Giants and Phillies square off in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series.

The Giants posted a 49-32 on the shores of McCovey Cove this season and are eager to once again play at AT&T Park in front of their faithful fans.

"It's always good to be home playing in front of your fans," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "They've done a lot for us down the stretch here. The San Diego series, we lost two games, but they were right behind us in that last game, as loud as ever.

"I think any team in the postseason will tell you it's good to be home and have your fans behind it."