Diamondbacks take on the Giants following Greinke’s strong outing
San Francisco; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Giants favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Zack Greinke. Greinke threw seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with six strikeouts against San Francisco.
The Giants are 19-24 against the rest of their division. San Francisco’s team on-base percentage of .289 is last in the National League. Brandon Belt leads the team with an OBP of .352.
The Diamondbacks are 26-20 on the road. Arizona has slugged .448, good for fourth in the National League. Ketel Marte leads the club with a .578 slugging percentage, including 43 extra-base hits and 20 home runs. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 4-3. Zack Greinke earned his ninth victory and Adam Jones went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Arizona. Sam Dyson took his first loss for San Francisco.
Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 43 extra base hits and has 51 RBIs. Nick Ahmed is 6-for-34 with two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 4-6, .235 batting average, 4.13 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Diamondbacks: 5-5, .262 batting average, 4.45 ERA
Diamondbacks Injuries: Luke Weaver: 10-day IL (forearm), Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), Jon Duplantier: 10-day IL (shoulder), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Blake Swihart: 10-day IL (oblique), Steven Souza Jr.: 60-day IL (knee), Wilmer Flores: 10-day IL (foot).