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|Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants|
A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday when they battle the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Lefthander Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Liriano is 14-5 this season with a 2.53 ERA.
Starting this game for the Giants will be Tim Lincecum. The righthander has a 4.53 ERA to go along with a 6-13 record this season.Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +122 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
San Francisco has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 76-52 SU
San Francisco: 56-72 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
San Francisco home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 25