Matt Cain (1-5, 5.20 ERA) and Chase Anderson (4-6, 4.21 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (38-26) and the Milwaukee Brewers (30-33) at AT&T Park. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 13 and can be seen on KNTV and FSWI.
Cain pitched 1.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs in a 5-2 defeat to the Rockies. Brandon Belt (.297, 30 Rs, 8 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Anderson went 6.2 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out four in a 4-0 win over the Athletics in his last outing. Ryan Braun (.316, 26 Rs, 11 HRs, 36 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI.
The Giants are a -140 favorite with a total of 7.5.
Pick - SF
For the ninth time this season, the Brewers registered at least two errors in a game.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Brewers have a 3-7 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-28. The Giants have a 10-22 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 54 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 68.
San Francisco and Milwaukee both rank in the top five of the league in walks. San Francisco sits at fifth with 234 this season and Milwaukee ranks second with 250.
The Giants are 24-14 when they hit at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 21-14 record.