San Francisco Giants (23-16, first in NL West) versus Pittsburgh Pirates (17-22, fifth in NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday at 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Alex Wood (4-0, 1.80 ERA, .80 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (2-4, 7.81 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +138, Giants -160; Over / Under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Crawford and the Giants compete on Pirate Sunday.
The pirates are 8-10 on their home lawn. Pittsburgh beat .350, most recently in the league. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.481, including 18 extra base hits.
The giants are 9-12 on their way. San Francisco has completed 52 home races this season, the fifth in the National League. Brandon Crawford tops them at nine, averaging all 11.3 for bats.
The Pirates won the last meeting 8-6. Richard Rodriguez took his second win and Jacob Stallings went 3-5 for Pittsburgh with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Jake McGee saw his first loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Reynolds is third with the Pirates with three homers and has 15 RBIs.
Crawford leads the Giants with 21 RBIs, beating .245.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Pirates: 4-6, .233 batting average, 4.30 ERA, exceeded by 14 runs
Giants: 5-5, .218 batting average, 4.19 ERA, exceeded by three runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (right shoulder), Austin Davis: (elbow), Kyle Crick: (not disclosed), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Steven Brault: (lat.load) , Phillip Evans: (left Achilles tendon), Colin Moran: (left groin), Ke’Bryan Hayes: (wrist).
Giants: Aaron Sanchez: (biceps), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), John Brebbia: (elbow), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Jose Alvarez: (right ankle), Alex Dickerson: ( Shoulder), Jaylin Davis: (left knee), Donovan Solano: (calf), Tommy La Stella: (thigh).