The San Francisco Giants (37-21) and Cincinnati Reds (27-29) will continue a National League series Wednesday night at the Great American Ball Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET
San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds
San Francisco has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it looks to bounce back from an 8-3 setback to Cincinnati as +119 road underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total for the fourth time in five affairs. Forty of the Giants’ 64 home runs this season have come on the road, as they rank second in the National League behind only the Colorado Rockies in that statistical category. San Francisco is 13-8 versus left-handed starters during the 2014 campaign.
Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.45 ERA) has led the club to six wins in his last seven efforts, but he didn’t factor into the decision of a 6-5 road victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last time out. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in five road appearances—serving up six home runs in 25 combined frames. Vogelsong has compiled a 3.60 ERA in his last five outings in this series.
Cincinnati has put together a four-game winning streak despite missing first baseman Joey Votto, who has been on the disabled list since May 21 with a strained left quadriceps. Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and outfielder Jay Bruce have both enjoyed success against Vogelsong—going 13 for 31 combined at the plate in that situation. Cincinnati is 7-5 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the OVER cashing in seven of those opportunities.
Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01 ERA) has been handed three consecutive defeats, including a 4-0 setback on the road to the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, as he gave up three runs (two earned) and seven hits over five frames. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA in four home appearances, with opposing hitters batting .235 against him. Cingrani went 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two efforts versus the Giants in 2013.
Sports bettors will likely back the Reds due to their 7-1 record in their last eight meetings in this series.