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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Giants aim to stop road skid, play athletics

Pitching Prospects: Giants: Carlos Rodan (9-6, 3.00 ERA, 1.07 whips, 158 strikeouts); Athletics: Adam Aller (1-4, 7.68 ERA, 1.73 whips, 28 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Giants-203, Athletics +171; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The San Francisco Giants will look to sabotage their seven-game road skid in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland leads 17–34 in home games and 41–66 on aggregate. The Athletics have a 27–9 record in games when they outplayed their opponents.

San Francisco holds a 51–55 record overall and a 22–28 record on the road. The Giants hitters’ collective .391 slugging percentage ranks eighth in the NL.

Saturday’s game is the third time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.

Top Performer: Seth Brown slugging .459 to lead Oakland with 16 home runs. Sean Murphy is 9-for-33 in the last 10 games with three home runs and eight RBIs.

Luis Gonzalez has 15 doubles, one triple and four home runs for the Giants. Wilmer Flores is 10-for-33 with two doubles and three home runs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: Athletics: 6-4, .245 batting average, 4.03 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

Giants: 3-7, .226 batting average, 4.70 ERA, 16 outscores

Injuries: Athletics: Dalton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Giants: Thyro Estrada: 7-Day IL (concussion), Joy Bart: Day-to-Day (Groin), Jock Pedersen: 7-Day IL (Concussion), Ivan Longoria: 10-Day IL (Hamstrings), Mauricio Lovera: 60-day IL (hip), Brandon Crawford: 10-day IL (right knee), Jose Alvarez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jack Littel: 15-day IL (oblique), Colton Welker: 60-day IL ( Shoulder), Sam Delaplein: 60-day IL (forearm), Anthony Descalafny: 60-day IL (ankle)

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