A pair of talented left-handers headline the second game of this three-game set in the Bay Area.
Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati suffered an 11-2 blowout loss to the Giants in the first game of a three-game set at AT&T Park, but the team still remains atop the league in batting average and runs scored. “The main thing is for nobody to panic. It’s one game,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said after the game. “You want to win every game, but at this point we’re 5-2 on this road trip.” The club is 36-27 on the road this season (+1,140) and has a 10-4 record as a road underdog of +100 to +125 (+760). The team has won eight of their last 10 games and has produced a solid 15-6 record in August (+920), while the total stands at an even 10-10 O/U in those contests. Cincinnati is 13-6-1 in their previous 20 road series and has compiled a winning or .500 record on six of their nine road trips. It’s also important to note that the Reds are 23-17 when facing southpaw starters in 2010 and 72-67 in this situation the last three campaigns (+510).