Samardzija expected to start as San Francisco hosts Cincinnati
San Francisco; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Cincinnati will square off at Oracle Park Saturday.
The Giants are 7-10 on their home turf. San Francisco is slugging .363 as a unit. Stephen Vogt leads the club with a .867 slugging percentage.
The Reds are 8-14 in road games. Cincinnati ranks last in the league in hitting with a .212 batting average, Jose Iglesias leads the team with an average of .282. The Reds won the last meeting 7-0. Luis Castillo earned his fourth victory and Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for Cincinnati. Dereck Rodriguez took his fifth loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 35 hits and is batting .252. Vogt is 7-for-15 with three doubles, a home run and three RBIs over the last 10 games for San Francisco.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 5-5, .249 batting average, 6.88 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Reds: 5-5, .212 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs