Rodriguez gets the start for Giants in series opener against Reds
San Francisco; Friday, 10:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Cincinnati are set to begin a three-game series.
The Giants are 7-9 on their home turf. The San Francisco pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.54. Jeff Samardzija leads the team with a 3.16 ERA.
The Reds are 7-14 on the road. Cincinnati ranks last in the majors in hitting with a .212 batting average, Jose Iglesias leads the team with an average of .286. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Iglesias leads the Reds with 32 hits and has 11 RBIs. Derek Dietrich is 8-for-24 with five home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 5-5, .252 batting average, 7.48 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Reds: 4-6, .210 batting average, 3.28 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs