Winn figured he was lucky to get as far as he did. On May 11, he didn't start because of a sore back but entered as a defensive replacement and reached base on a bunt single to push his streak to 12 games.
He chopped an infield single against Roy Oswalt in Houston on May 17 to make it 16 consecutive games.
The streak didn't survive a second encounter with Oswalt, though. Winn grounded out three times, struck out in the seventh and was stranded in the on-deck circle in the eighth.
"He pitched me pretty tough," Winn said. "The last at-bat, I got a couple pitches to hit, and I fouled them off. Before that, he didn't give me a whole lot."
Winn batted .388 during his streak, the longest by a Giant since Robby Thompson had a 21-game streak in 1993. Previously, the longest hitting streak by a Giants switch hitter was a 19-game stretch by Willie McGee, also in '93.
Winn is a good bet to hit second when Dave Roberts returns to the lineup in a few weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said.
BOOZE NEWS: The Giants adjusted their alcohol policy, notifying players that a limited amount of beer will be available in the postgame home clubhouse. Alcoholic beverages also will be limited on all team flights.
Many clubs have adopted new alcohol policies following the death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock, who was legally drunk when he crashed into a parked tow truck April 29.
SHORT HOPS: Barry Bonds arrived at AT&T Park after the Giants had taken the field for batting practice, and he didn't take a turn in the cage. Bochy hoped a complete day of rest, combined with today's break in the schedule, would recharge the 42-year-old slugger. "I'd just as soon he take it easy," Bochy said. ... Pitcher Brian Wilson is sidelined again at Triple-A Fresno, this time because of an emergency appendectomy. Wilson is expected to be out for at least two weeks. ... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice watched Tuesday night's game from the owner's box as a special guest of Giants managing partner Peter Magowan. Rice wore a black Giants jacket.