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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Padres take 2-0 lead over Giants in Game 3

San Francisco Giants (41-41, third in NL West) vs San Diego Padres (49-36, second in NL West)

San Diego; Saturday, 7:15 pm EDT

Pitching likely: Giants: Carlos Rodon (7-5, 2.87 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 112 strikeouts); Fathers: Yu Darvish (7-4, 3.53 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 85 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres -109, Giants -109; over/under is 7 runs

CONCLUSION: The San Diego Padres play the San Francisco Giants with a 2-0 series lead.

San Diego is 23-18 at home and 49-36 overall. The Padres have a 36-11 record in games where they have more hits than their opponents.

San Francisco is 41-41 overall and 20-21 in away games. The Giants are sixth in the NL with 95 total home runs, averaging 1.2 per game.

Saturday’s game is the ninth time these teams have faced each other this season. The Padres are ahead 6-2 in the series of the season.

BEST PERFORMERS: Manny Machado leads San Diego with 14 home runs with a slug of .541. Trent Grisham is 7-of-34 with two home runs and five RBIs in his last 10 games.

Joc Pederson leads San Francisco with 17 home runs while hitting .546. Evan Longoria is 6-of-21 with a home run and three RBIs in his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, batting average 0.236, ERA 4.14, outperformed by 12 runs

Giants: 2-8, batting average 0.182, ERA 4.76, outperformed by 23 runs

INJURIES: Fathers: Jurickson Profar: 7 days IL (concussion), Steven Wilson: 15 days IL (hamstring), Adrian Morejon: 15 days IL (shoulder), Drew Pomeranz: 60 days IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 60 days IL (shoulder), Robert Suarez: 15 days IL (knee), Wil Myers: 10 days IL (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60 days IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60 days IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr .: 60 days IL (wrist)

Giants: Colton Welker: 60 days IL (shoulder), Sam Delaplane: 60 days IL (forearm), Tommy La Stella: 10 days IL (covid-19), Jose Alvarez: 15 days IL (elbow), Anthony DeSclafani: 60 days IL (ankle), Evan Longoria: 10 days IL (oblique), Curt Casali: 10 days IL (oblique), Luis Gonzalez: 10 days IL (back), Jakob Junis: 15 days IL (groin), Matthew Boyd: 60 days IL (elbow)

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