In the second of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (36-26) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-29) at AT&T Park, Jeff Samardzija (7-4, 3.33 ERA) and Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.46 ERA) get the start. The Dodgers won the last game 3-2, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 11 and will air on FOX.
In his last start, Samardzija pitched 5.0 innings, giving up six runs and striking out two in a 7-4 loss to the Cardinals. Brandon Belt (.297, 28 Rs, 7 HRs, 29 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Dodgers were victorious over the Braves 12-6 the last time Kazmir pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out five and walking one. Trayce Thompson (.270, 24 Rs, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Giants are a -120 favorite for this NL West clash with a total of 7.5.
Pick - SF
The Giants sit at 22-13 against their divisional rivals, while the Dodgers are 14-12.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Giants have a 2-5 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Dodgers are 25-4. The Giants have a 25-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 260 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top half with 267.
Ranking 27th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.681). San Francisco ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .719.
The Dodgers are 12-21 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Giants are 14-19 when they allow at least one homer.