SF@ARI: Pagan doubles home Blanco in the fifth

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants center fielder Angel Pagan tested his mild right hamstring strain by doing some light running in the outfield before Monday's game with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pagan said he didn't feel anything in his leg but agreed with Giants manager Bruce Bochy to rest it one more day.

"It's not bad to give it another day just to make sure I won't have any setbacks," Pagan said. "I'm going to prepare just like I would for any game and be ready just in case."

Bochy said the decision to rest Pagan an extra day was made easier considering Andres Torres has been producing and is a leadoff hitter himself.

"We have the luxury of having three guys who can lead off," Bochy said. "[Gregor] Blanco, Torres and Pagan are all capable. It's one of the toughest spots to fill. There are a lot of guys who are not comfortable leading off."

Pagan felt something in his hamstring during the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he picked up a single by Matt Kemp and threw the ball in.

"I'm going to play catch with the guys and see how it feels," Pagan said Monday. "I'll try making a long throw tomorrow, to see how it feels pushing off."

Bochy said Pagan would be available to pinch-hit or for defensive purposes.

Bochy also said it allowed him to give Francisco Peguero another start in left field.

Mijares on restricted list after return delayed

NLCS Gm1: Mijares perfect in the top of the ninth

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left-handed reliever Jose Mijares was expected to return to the team Monday, but he did not arrive in time for the game.

As a result, the Giants placed Mijares on the restricted list. His time on the bereavement list expired after seven days. Mijares had flown to Venezuela to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't making anything out of it and anticipated Mijares would be in uniform for Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

"We're going to hold off on making any move until he gets here," Bochy said. "I heard he's supposed to arrive late tonight. It's not a big deal."

Bonds 756 sign restored at AT&T Park

WSH@SF: Bonds breaks Aaron's record with No. 756

SAN FRANCISCO -- The mystery as to disappearance of the Barry Bonds 756 home run sign off a wall in the center-field bleachers at AT&T Park may never be solved.

The Giants aren't talking about it, other than to say it has been replaced.

"It's brand new, and improved," said a Giants spokesperson. "Everybody can relax now."

The Giants also had to replace a Barry Bonds disc, commerating one of his MVP awards, along the railing of the walkway surrounding the giant Coca-Cola bottle in the left-field Fan Lot.

Worth noting

• Giants legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays celebrated his 82th birthday Monday. Giants media relations manager Matt Chisholm turned 33, "49 years younger than Mays," as noted by AP writer Janie McCauley.

• May 6 also marked the one-year anniversary of Angel Pagan reaching 20 games in his hitting streak. Pablo Sandoval also had a 20-game hitting streak last year, and he and Pagan became just the second set of Giants teammates to record 20-game hitting streaks in the same season. Mays and Don Mueller did it in 1954.

• The Giants have sold out their last 181 regular-season games. On May 6 of last year, the streak hit 99.

• On May 6, 1971, the Bay Area baseball writers threw a 40th birthday party for Mays, which included Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Manager Charlie Fox sang "Willie Boy" to the tune of "Danny Boy."