Johnny Cueto (1-0, 1.29 ERA) and Scott Kazmir (1-0, 0.00 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (4-2) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2) at AT&T Park. The Dodgers won the last game 3-2, and San Francisco leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 10 and can be seen on CSBA and SNLA.
Cueto pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run and striking out four in a 2-1 win over the Brewers. Kazmir went 6.0 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out five in a 3-0 win over the Padres in his most recent start. Adrian Gonzalez (.417 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for San Francisco and Los Angeles have the Giants as -130 Favorites, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 7. The Giants are the fourth-best team in the NL at limiting walks during home games, allowing only 1.7 walks per game to their opponents this season.
The Dodgers are 2-1 against fellow NL West members. The Dodgers capitalize on their at-bats at a high percentage, ranking .288 in the league with a .288 team batting average. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Dodgers are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 0.870 for the season.
The Giants lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Giants sit at 2-1 against their division, while the Dodgers are 4-2
San Francisco has lost all of its games (0-1) when leading after seven innings. However, Los Angeles has won all of its games (1-0) when taking a late lead.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Giants have a 1-1 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Dodgers are 4-1. The Giants have a 3-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Los Angeles has earned 36 this season. San Francisco ranks fourth with 34 runs.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 14 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fourth with 21.
When the Giants hit at least one home run, they are 4-2. When the Dodgers hit at least one homer, they have a 1-1 record.