Giants host Pittsburgh Pirates, look to stop home slide

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates (45-67, fourth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (54-57, third in the NL West)

San Francisco; Friday, 10:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Bryse Wilson (2-6, 5.86 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 47 strikeouts); Giants: Carlos Rodon (10-6, 2.95 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 161 strikeouts)

LINE: Giants -271, Pirates +221; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants aim to end their four-game home slide with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

San Francisco has a 54-57 record overall and a 29-27 record in home games. The Giants have the ninth-ranked team ERA in the NL at 3.98.

Pittsburgh has a 21-38 record on the road and a 45-67 record overall. The Pirates have gone 30-8 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The matchup Friday is the fourth time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joc Pederson is third on the Giants with 30 extra base hits (13 doubles and 17 home runs). J.D. Davis is 8-for-24 with three home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

Bryan Reynolds has 13 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 35 RBI for the Pirates. Oneil Cruz is 7-for-32 with three home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 4-6, .240 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

Pirates: 5-5, .229 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by two 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: 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)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.