The Giants lead the series 2-0 after winning 7-6 on Saturday, their third head-to-head victory in six games this season. Reliever Taylor Rogers threw one scoreless inning to get the win, and Camilo Doval pitched the ninth to pick up his 22nd save.
Luis Matos went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. Michael Conforto added a double and one RBI, walking twice. Ketel Marte was 2 for 4 with a home run, three runs, and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, extending his on-base streak to 18 games. Christian Walker went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs.
ON THE MOUND
Ryne Nelson (3-4, 5.31 ERA) is in line to take the mound for Arizona. The right-hander allowed three runs over five innings in his last start, a 7-5 home defeat against the Brewers on Tuesday. He scattered six hits while striking out six in the no-decision.
Nelson has made one previous start against the Giants this season, a 7-5 home victory on May 12. He surrendered four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings, striking out four and walking one. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (4-6, 4.38 ERA) gets the start for San Francisco.
He has made one prior start against the Diamondbacks this season, giving up three runs over five innings in a 7-2 road defeat on May 13. He gave up five hits and walked one while striking out two in the loss.
In his last start on Tuesday, DeSclafani took a no-decision at home against the Padres. He threw five innings and gave up three runs on eight hits, striking out six and walking one in the 4-3 victory.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Arizona has averaged 5.2 runs a game, equal to their season average. Against right-handed pitchers like DeSclafani this season, the D-backs have a .779 OPS, fourth highest in the league.
Corbin Carroll is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a 1.037 OPS in 196 at-bats.
San Francisco is averaging only 4.6 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 5.0 for the season. The Giants have a .763 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .908 OPS over 181 at-bats, LaMonte Wade Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Arizona is 23-14 on the road in 2023, scoring 5.6 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. San Francisco has gone 23-18 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. San Francisco is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the NL West rivals at Oracle Park with an average scoreline of 4.7-3.9.
The Diamondbacks lead the NL West by two games over the Giants.
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