The San Francisco Giants visit National League West rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third and final game of their current series on Sunday.
The Dodgers defeated the Giants on Friday in the first game of the series 3-2. Home runs by Matt Kemp and Enrique Hernandez paced the Dodgers offense, while Ross Stripling gave up just four hits in 6 1/3 innings to give the Dodgers their fourth straight win and 10th in their last 12 games overall. The two home runs gave the Dodgers 32 for June, which leads the majors, and their total of 88 on the season leads the National League. Stripling improved to 6-1 on the season and 4-0 at Dodger Stadium. Matt Kemp appealed a one-game suspension for fighting and will continue playing for the Dodgers until his appeal is heard.
Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with a .322 batting average and team high 78 hits. Brandon Belt is the team leader in home runs with 11. Evan Longoria leads in RBIs with 34. San Francisco has a team batting average of .260 while opposing hitters are averaging .254 at the plate against Giants pitching. On Sunday, the Giants will send Chris Stratton to the mound. The right-hander is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.56, 61 Ks and 33 BBs.
Matt Kemp leads Los Angeles with a .335 batting average and team highs in hits with 71 and RBIs with 42. Max Muncy leads the team in home runs with 13. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .244, while opposing hitters are averaging .238 at the plate against Dodgers pitching. On Sunday, the Dodgers will send Caleb Ferguson to the mound. The southpaw this season is 0-0 with an ERA of 9.53, 6 Ks and 5 BBs, but just 5.2 innings pitched.