10:10 pm
September 6

Giants @ Dodgers

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Francisco Giants (64-68)

@ Los Angeles Dodgers (92-41)


Starting Pitchers:

Brebbia (SF): 6-1; 3.04 ERA

Anderson (LAD) 13-3; 2.68 ERA


Current odds:

San Francisco Giants: (+265)

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-333)


The starting line-up for the Giants is as follows:

The starting line-up for the Dodgers is as follows:


Having beaten the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time in almost three months, the visiting San Francisco Giants will attempt to make it two wins in a row when the National League West rivals meet again on Tuesday night.

Three players who weren’t with the Giants the last time they beat the Dodgers, on June 12 — Lewis Brinson, J.D. Davis and David Villar — combined for four of the team’s five home runs in a 7-4 triumph Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

The Giants have used a four-game winning streak to remain on the periphery of contention for the NL’s final two wild-card spots. They begin play Tuesday 7 1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres in a five-team duel that includes the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks beat the Padres 5-0 on Monday to tighten the gap.

In snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Dodgers, the Giants did all of their scoring in the series opener on home runs, including one by Thairo Estrada. Brinson hit two homers.

All five San Francisco homers came off left-handers, and the visitors will see another when Tyler Anderson (13-3, 2.68 ERA) makes his expected start for the Dodgers. The Giants are quite familiar with Anderson, who went 4-3 with a 4.37 ERA for them in 2020 before leaving as a free agent to Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old has pitched 5-1 and 9-5 wins over the Giants this season, allowing five earned runs in 11 innings. His lifetime record against San Francisco is 2-3 with a 4.34 ERA in 10 starts. After opening the season 13-1, Anderson has gone winless in his last four starts despite allowing just seven runs in 25 1/3 innings.

The Giants expect to add a right-handed bat to the lineup against Anderson, with catcher Joey Bart having been cleared to return from a concussion. Bart hit a two-run homer off Anderson the last time the veteran started against San Francisco in August.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler has elected to use Tuesday as a bullpen day to fill in for Alex Wood. The lefty was placed on the 15-day injured list with pain in his left shoulder after allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 5-4 home loss to the Padres last Wednesday.

The Giants said Tuesday that right-hander John Brebbia will serve as the opener. He has opened three games this season, going one inning each time. Brebbia is 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA in 63 appearances overall this season.

The Padres’ loss Monday allowed the Dodgers to lower their magic number for clinching the NL West title to eight.

StreakSmarter Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers