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MLB BASEBALL

San Francisco Giants vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the San Francisco Giants at Tropicana Field.

The Giants will give the ball to starter Tim Lincecum in this one. Righthander Lincecum is 5-11 this season with a 4.61 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be David Price who starts for the Rays. Lefthander Price is 6-5 with a 3.57 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +142 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
San Francisco has won 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Francisco: 49-59 SU
Tampa Bay: 64-45 SU

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-2
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 3-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
San Francisco is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
Tampa Bay is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Tampa Bay is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to San Francisco, Sunday, August 4