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MLB BASEBALL

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.

Team records:
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:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 25