Diamondbacks look to break 4-game losing streak against Giants

San Francisco Giants (50-29, first in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (22-60, fifth in the NL West)

Phoenix; Thursday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Johnny Cueto (6-3, 3.63 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 53 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (4-7, 4.73 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks +122, Giants -140; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.

The Diamondbacks are 7-25 against NL West teams. Arizona’s lineup has 71 home runs this season, Eduardo Escobar leads them with 17 homers.

The Giants are 20-13 against NL West Division teams. San Francisco’s team on-base percentage of .320 is tenth in the majors. Buster Posey leads the lineup with an OBP of .407.

The Giants won the last meeting 10-3. Kevin Gausman earned his eighth victory and Curt Casali went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs for San Francisco. Zac Gallen registered his second loss for Arizona.

TOP PERFORMERS: Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 53 RBIs and is batting .246.

Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 17 home runs and is batting .248.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 2-8, .247 batting average, 4.98 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Giants: 6-4, .244 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Luke Weaver: (shoulder), Seth Frankoff: (forearm), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Taylor Clarke: (lat), Madison Bumgarner: (shoulder), J.B. Bukauskas: (elbow), Ketel Marte: (hamstring), Kole Calhoun: (hamstring), Carson Kelly: (wrist).

Giants: Logan Webb: (shoulder), Aaron Sanchez: (bicep), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Mike Yastrzemski: (shin), Jaylin Davis: (left knee), Evan Longoria: (shoulder), Tommy La Stella: (hamstring), Brandon Belt: (knee).


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