San Francisco Giants (23-15, first in NL West) versus Pittsburgh Pirates (16-22, fifth in NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Johnny Cueto (2-1, 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Pirates: TBD
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +114, Giants -131; over / under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco is fresh from a dominant performance by Kevin Gausman in the matchup. Gausman threw eight innings and gave up a five-hit run with 12 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
The Pirates are 7-10 in home games in 2020. Pittsburgh have beaten .341, most recently in the league. Colin Moran leads the team with a slugging percentage of 0.468, including 11 extra base hits and four home runs.
The Giants are 9-11 in street games. San Francisco has completed 49 home races this season, the sixth in the National League. Brandon Crawford leads the team at eight, an average of all 12.2 bats.
The Pirates won the last meeting 3-2. Luis Oviedo scored his first victory and Adam Frazier went 4-5 with a double, a triple and an RBI for Pittsburgh. Caleb Baragar took his first loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds is third with the Pirates with three homers and beats .465.
Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 15 additional base hits and eight RBIs.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Pirates: 4-6, .220 batting average, 3.80 ERA, exceeded by 15 runs
Giants: 6-4, .229 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outperformed opponents by seven 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).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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