(AP) -- The slumping San Francisco Giants need Madison Bumgarner to continue his recent run of success, but that's been a tough feat for the left-hander in a home environment this season.
He'll try to correct some underwhelming numbers at AT&T Park when the Giants welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates for the start of a three-game series Monday night.
The Giants (57-48) have dropped four straight after Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep and pushed them 1 1/2 games back in the NL West. Their latest round of offensive struggles features five runs scored and a .180 batting average during the losing streak. They've dropped 19 of 25 at home, marking the worst home winning percentage (.240) in the NL since June 9.