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Diamondbacks Host Giants in National League West Showdown

Two National League West rivals square off Saturday night in the desert southwest when the San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks. The current line has Arizona favored at -130, with San Francisco on +120 and the over/under run total at 9.5.

Entering this game, San Francisco has an overall record of 20-18 and 9-8 on the road. The Giants are 5-5 over their past 10 games played. Arizona on the season is 17-21 overall and 5-14 at home. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 over their past 10 games played.

Arizona has lost five consecutive games at home, while the Giants have won three straight overall. Paul Goldschmidt the first baseman for Arizona is struggling at the plate. The slugger is hitting just .225 on the season and thus far is 0 for 8 after Games 1 and 2 of the series.

The Diamondback have lost three consecutive games overall, following a winning streak of five games. David Peralta an outfielder for Arizona has missed six straight games with a right wrist ailment. However, he was on the bench to pinch-hit in a 3-1 loss on Friday.

San Francisco was given a boost on Friday from Angel Pagan their left fielder who had a hit and scored in his first game back after missing 10 games with a hamstring strain.

San Francisco leads baseball in hitting into double plays with 39. The Giants hit into five on Friday. However, Joe Panik the Giants second baseman has hit home runs in consecutive games

San Francisco will send Jake Peavy to the mound to face Arizona. The Giants right-hander is 1-4 with an ERA of 8.47. Arizona will counter with Patrick Corbin. The left-hander for the Diamondbacks is 1-3 with an ERA of 4.12.

Peavy gave up three runs over five innings last Monday versus Toronto. Chris Owings has 5 hits in 12 at bats versus Peavy. In his 35 starts during his career versus Arizona, Peavy is 17-13 with an ERA of 4.56.

Corbin pitched seven innings of scoreless ball last Sunday versus Atlanta but did not get a decision in the game. He has missed most of two straight seasons after having Tommy John surgery. In 11 starts during his career versus the Giants, Corbin is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.41.

Prediction: Arizona has played poor at home, but look stronger in this game with Corbin on the mound since his last outing was very strong. Lean toward the D-Back to win.

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