Pittsburgh Pirates (45-68, fourth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (55-57, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Saturday, 9:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Tyler Beede (1-1, 3.57 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Giants: Logan Webb (10-5, 3.17 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 115 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -240, Pirates +200; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants bring a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
San Francisco has gone 30-27 in home games and 55-57 overall. Giants hitters have a collective .394 slugging percentage to rank eighth in the NL.
Pittsburgh is 45-68 overall and 21-39 in road games. The Pirates rank ninth in the NL with 113 total home runs, averaging one per game.
The matchup Saturday is the fifth time these teams match up this season. The Giants hold a 3-1 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Wilmer Flores has 20 doubles and 16 home runs for the Giants. Joey Bart is 9-for-23 with two home runs over the past 10 games.
Bryan Reynolds has 16 home runs, 41 walks and 35 RBI while hitting .253 for the Pirates. Ke’Bryan Hayes is 11-for-34 with a double, a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 4-6, .237 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Pirates: 4-6, .240 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Giants: Joey Bart: day-to-day (ankle), Evan Longoria: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Mauricio Llovera: 60-Day IL (hip), Jose Alvarez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Zack Littell: 15-Day IL (oblique), Colton Welker: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (forearm), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (ankle)
Pirates: Ke’Bryan Hayes: day-to-day (back), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Heineman: 10-Day IL (groin), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (elbow), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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