The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds square off on Sunday with first pitch set for 11:35 a.m. ET. The game takes place at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati and will be available to watch on Peacock. San Francisco will send Alex Cobb (3-2, 6.25 ERA) to the mound while Cincinnati will counter with Tyler Mahle (2-5, 6.32 ERA).
The Giants (24-21) find themselves in a bad place as they dropped the first two games of this three-game series. The normal good starting pitching for San Fran has come up short so far in this series. Cobb is going to be making his eighth start of the season. He hasn’t faced the Reds yet this year. In his last outing, Cobb pitched six innings and gave up 10 hits and six earned runs while striking out seven.
The Reds (16-30) are having an incredibly better May than they did April. They find themselves on a four-game win streak which is already more games than they won the entire first month of the season. The batting order is coming alive for Cincinnati. They scored 20 runs in a game earlier this week and have outscored the Giants 8-3 so far in this series. Mahle is going to make his 11th start of the season. His last start saw him pitch only four innings and he gave up nine hits and eight earned runs on the way to his fifth loss of the year.
Giants vs. Reds
Odds, picks & predictions
Run Line: San Francisco -1.5
Run total: 9
Moneyline odds: San Francisco -145, Cincinnati +125
Moneyline pick: San Francisco -145
The Giants have to avoid a sweep in this series. San Francisco can’t go winless against the Reds and then follow it up with seven more road games against the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins. Mahle has gotten rocked this season so the Giants should be able to get off their losing streak and tally a win.
Player prop pick: Kyle Farmer over 0.5 hits (-195)
Farmer has been seeing beach balls at the plate recently and is absolutely mashing the ball. He is riding a seven-game hit streak. Over those seven games, he has tallied 13 total hits including three doubles and two home runs. Farmer will pick up at least one hit on Sunday.
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