By The Associated Press
Milwaukee Brewers (49-40, first in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (45-42, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Thursday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.20 ERA, .89 WHIP, 134 strikeouts); Giants: Carlos Rodon (8-5, 2.70 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 124 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Brewers -114, Giants -105; over/under is 6 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants host the Milwaukee Brewers to start a four-game series.
San Francisco has a 23-21 record in home games and a 45-42 record overall. Giants hitters have a collective .401 slugging percentage to rank seventh in the NL.
Milwaukee has gone 28-21 on the road and 49-40 overall. The Brewers have a 29-16 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Thursday’s game is the second time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Wilmer Flores has 13 home runs, 32 walks and 50 RBI while hitting .254 for the Giants. Austin Slater is 11-for-26 with three doubles and five RBI over the past 10 games.
Andrew McCutchen has a .256 batting average to rank fifth on the Brewers, and has 12 doubles and nine home runs. Jace Peterson is 9-for-27 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 5-5, .241 batting average, 3.52 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Brewers: 4-6, .215 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Giants: Zack Littell: 15-Day IL (oblique), Colton Welker: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (forearm), Tommy La Stella: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Jose Alvarez: 15-Day IL (elbow), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (ankle), Evan Longoria: 10-Day IL (oblique), Curt Casali: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jakob Junis: 15-Day IL (groin), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Brewers: Christian Yelich: day-to-day (back), Tyrone Taylor: 7-Day IL (concussion), Adrian Houser: 15-Day IL (flexor), Miguel Sanchez: 15-Day IL (elbow), Freddy Peralta: 60-Day IL (lat), Alex Jackson: 10-Day IL (finger), Jake Cousins: 60-Day IL (elbow), Justin Topa: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Perdomo: 15-Day IL (elbow)
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